svn commit: r224674 - head/etc
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Aug 9 07:30:32 UTC 2011
On 08/09/2011 00:07, Peter Wemm wrote:
> As much as I'd like to see NIS die a painful death, the answer to the
> question of helping non-NIS users is "not much" as things stand.
> The nis, files and dns components are statically compiled into libc.
> There is no expensive dlopen("/usr/lib/nss_nis.so") to optimize out,
> unlike some other systems.
> The runtime overheads are negligible. The compiled-in routines check
> if nis activated with one syscall and immediately return NS_UNAVAIL if
> nis is not configured.
None of this is relevant. The problem is that when you install the
system, by default it generates errors for every access to /etc/passwd,
/etc/group, or /etc/services. This is a silly way to ship a system.
Nothin' ever doesn't change, but nothin' changes much.
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