Subject: Re: nsswitch.conf and irs.conf
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 01/20/2003 10:07:49
>Yes, making nsswitch's dispatch routines thread safe (and also
>supporting dynamically linked back-ends) has been a goal of mine for
>a while. Of course, it's much easier to do this now we have threads
>in the base system (and dynamically linked world for the second goal).
the issue is not just nsswitch()-based routines, but also
*hostent, *protoent, *servent code's thread safety, in both NIS-case
and /etc/foo case. do you think it realistic to think that we have
enough manpower for those work? why don't we switch to irs-based
library, with tweaks to make it compatible with /etc/nsswitch.conf?