[PATCH]: Check modification time on /etc/passwd and /etc/group

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sun Aug 5 12:38:00 GMT 2001


On Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 07:59:59PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 12:29:54PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>So, is it worthwhile to make this change?  We might be adding some
>>overhead for an infrequent case.
>
>Hmm, that's a good question.  I would like to see that handled
>correctly w/o having to stop and start my services again.  And it's
>actually no infrequent case for sysadmins to add users.

I wasn't talking about your change to automatically update /etc/passwd.
I think that is valuable.

I was more concerned about spending time to optimize /etc/passwd accesses
not actually optimizing anything.

cgf



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