On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 02:42:45PM +0000, Brian Ginsbach wrote: | On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 08:25:41PM +1000, Luke Mewburn wrote: | > NetBSD's nsswitch implementation was inspired by early Solaris 2.x | > (2.3? 2.4?) behaviour; it appears that Solaris 8 (2.8?) now supports | > tryagain=(return|continue|forever|<n>) | > which could be used to force retries on temporary failures "forever" | > or for "n" retries. | > | > Until now there hasn't been a big demand for the "tryagain=(forever|<n>)" | > semantics in NetBSD; if you think it would be useful for you, submit | > a PR so we don't forget about it. | > | | Note that I had (have) a version of nss that supported these | additional behaviors (tryagain...). I can't recall right now why | we (Luke and I) couldn't come to an agreement on getting these | changes incorporated into the tree. AFAICT (from perusing some mail archives), I think we were in agreement about getting your changes for tryagain=<n> and NS_STOPSRCH (or NS_STOPSEARCH) semantics incorporated at some point. It probably got stalled during our chat about other (related) stuff. It's been so long since I looked at any of this stuff, and my memory is hazy on all the details. :-| cheers, Luke.
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