ntsec patch #4: passwd and group

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Mon Nov 11 09:01:00 GMT 2002

On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 05:47:20PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> I don't think it makes sense to use a sophisticated mutex thingy for
> reading passwd/group info.  See below.

Oops, I forgot the "below".  Actually, the problem might be a problem
only in multi-threaded apps.  Our server processes typically aren't.
And if the application is multi-threaded, it must additionally read
passwd/group from multiple threads.  That's pretty much unlikely.
So a simple mutex should be enough, IMHO.


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