Subject: Re: sample utmpx implementation
To: (Christos Zoulas), Andrew Brown <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/21/2001 02:55:46
On Mar 24, 11:35am, Christos Zoulas wrote:
} | >      I am thinking of implementing lastlog using db, so that it does not
} | >      become huge like it is now.
} | 
} | note that it's not *actually* huge, it just looks that way because
} | it's sparse.
} I know but people tend to make it huge by trying to copy things around :-)

     Do we really care about people doing the wrong thing.  It is next
to impossible to protect the system from incompetent admins.  I don't
think we should greatly complicate the system just on the off chance
that an admin might do something silly.  Especially since making
lastlogx a db would greatly increase its size for the people that do
the right thing and leave it alone.  I.e. this would actually penalise
people that do the right thing, which would be bad.

}-- End of excerpt from Christos Zoulas