Subject: Re: nsswitch.conf and irs.conf
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/20/2003 03:34:36
On Sun, Jan 19, 2003 at 12:53:29PM +0900, Noriyuki Soda wrote:
  | >>>>> On Sun, 19 Jan 2003 10:59:04 +0900, said:
  | > 	now you are talking about nsswitch.conf and irs.conf, not thread-
  | > 	safeness of nsswitch() and irs-related functions.  don't mix the topic
  | > 	up.
  | I think I don't mix the topic up.
  | The nsswitch framework can be thread safe, too.
  | Look at the implementation of Solaris and Linux.
  | Those are both thread safe.
  | The thread safeness is a just man power issue.

Yes, making nsswitch's dispatch routines thread safe (and also
supporting dynamically linked back-ends) has been a goal of mine for
a while.  Of course, it's much easier to do this now we have threads
in the base system (and dynamically linked world for the second goal).