Subject: Re: 3.0 YP lookup latency
To: None <>
From: Brian Ginsbach <>
List: tech-net
Date: 06/21/2006 19:08:37
On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 09:42:15AM -0700, wrote:
> I'm pretty sure the bug is  the client NIS library. If you look at
> 	lib/libc/gen/getpwent.c
> you will notice that file changed radically between (CVS branches)
> netbsd-2 and netbsd-3.  getpwent.c only calls yp_match() or
> yp_first()/yp_next() in a couple of places.  Late last night I emailed
> you and Stephen and Soda-san a walk through the relevant code-paths. I
> think I've identified the problem, and suggested a workaround: don't
> use the supplied default nsswitch.conf
> 	passwd:  compat
> line, but instead use
> 	passswd: nis [notfound=return] files
> which avoids the compat_ parsing routine where I'm pretty this bug
> resides.  I also suggested a fix (assuming the workaround does fix
> Stephen's problem).

Where exactly do you see the problem?  I think that _compat_pwscan()
is broken.  Specifically the call to _passwdcompat_pwscan() for
COMPAT_FULL should probably pass search rather than _PW_KEYBYNUM.
Was this your suggested fix?