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

Corinna Vinschen cygwin-patches@cygwin.com
Sun Aug 5 12:56:00 GMT 2001

On Sun, Aug 05, 2001 at 02:17:18PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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.

So you would prefer something silmilar to my first solution which
actually calls `stat()'?


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