Subject: Re: pw_dup(3)
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <email@example.com>
From: Noriyuki Soda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/10/2003 22:17:17
>>>>> On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 21:12:27 +0900 (JST),
email@example.com (Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino) said:
> there's no point in duplicating work when there's existing code.
Yes, if the existing code is good enough.
- The IRS implementation doesn't provide some features that nsswitch
implementations (including ours) already provide.
- The IRS implementation is incompatible with some widely used UNIX
variants, e.g. Solaris, Linux.
(I'm talking about sethostent_r() and friends, here.)
> (nsswitch itself is not thread safe, and
Certainly our nsswitch is currently not thread safe, but nsswitch
framework itself can be thread safe (see, Solaris, Linux, ...).
> nsswitch is just for hostname lookup if i understand right).
Well, that's not right.