5.3-RELEASE TODO

Jacques A. Vidrine nectar at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 8 09:14:03 PDT 2004


On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 10:23:48AM +0200, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Scott Long <scottl at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> 
> > This is an automated weekly mailing of the FreeBSD 5.3 open issues list.
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> >                           FreeBSD 5.3 Open Issues
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> >  This is a list of open issues that need to be resolved for FreeBSD 5.3. If
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> > Show stopper defects for 5.3-RELEASE
> 
> Please add http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=bin/46866 to the
> list of showstopper bugs. This passwd inconsistence "user there this
> minute, gone the next minute" without touching the user data base has
> been bouncing mail and wreaking havoc for much too long already.
> 
> All that is needed is that interfaces that cannot communicate a
> temporary failure and do not fail when used without NIS (such as
> getpw*()) retry forever until they can offer a permanent result.

Though your PR may have merit, this is not a "showstopper bug" for
5.3.  FreeBSD has this behavior since the dawn of time, as does Linux
(IIRC).

Cheers,
-- 
Jacques A Vidrine / NTT/Verio
nectar at celabo.org / jvidrine at verio.net / nectar at FreeBSD.org


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