Subject: Re: nsswitch.conf and irs.conf
To: Noriyuki Soda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 01/21/2003 10:55:02
>> which source code are you looking at? i guess you are looking at
>> something wrong. if you look at BIND8 src/lib/irs/gethostent.c,
>> gethostbyname() calls gethostbyname_p()
>> gethostbyname_p() calls gethostbyname2_p()
>> gethostbyname2_p() does the real thing
>> so i see no problem here.
>For example, please look at either
> BIND8 src/lib/irs/gethostent_r.c
> BIND9 lib/bind/irs/gethostent_r.c.
>In this file, gethostbyname_r(3) calls gethostbyname(3) internally.
>In other words, what the IRS did is to make gethostbyname(3) MT safe
>to implement gethostbyname_r(3). :-O
>This is what I think wasteful.
what is wrong with that? isn't it more wasteful and painful in code
maintenance POV to have thread-unsafe variant and thread-safe variant?
or gethostbyname(3) has to be thread-unsafe? i have never heard of
such an requirement.
to me you look like just trying to block other's work. this is highly
discouraging and annoying.