splitting off RPC and friends
brooks at one-eyed-alien.net
Fri Aug 26 18:19:49 GMT 2005
On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 02:39:25AM +0900, Hajimu UMEMOTO wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:05:52 +0200
> >>>>> "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> said:
> phk> In message <86d5o1q7rw.fsf at xps.des.no>, =?iso-8859-1?q?Dag-Erling_Sm=F8rgrav?= writes:
> >Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca> writes:
> >> RPC and XDR are far from dead. Are you sure splitting these out is
> >> wise? We have to keep the code around, for NFS if nothing else. What's
> >> the benefit of moving the routines into a separate library?
> >Faster load times for the great majority of libc consumers which do
> >not need XDR, RPC or NIS?
> phk> Very few programs are impacted by code in libc which they don't use,
> phk> libc tends to be in-core most of the time.
> I think netdb is tightly depending on NIS unless you specify -DNO_NIS
> when building libc. I'm not sure how many users are actually using
> NIS, though.
I do. It's lightweight, fairly easy to configure, cross platform, and
entierly in the base system.
It would be nice though if we could move the nsswitch support for NIS
into it's own module at some point so it's only inflicted on people who
actually do use it. :)
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