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From Tony Finch <...@dotat.at>
Subject Re: Deja vu
Date Wed, 03 Jan 2001 02:11:34 GMT
rbb@covalent.net wrote:
>
>> >So we need to make it threadsafe when its missing, then?
>> 
>> You have to wrap it in a mutex and copy the data somewhere safe.
>
>If you are going to do that, you have to make sure that it doesn't call
>any other functions that might be shared with another part of libc.  :-)

Yes, in particular for this case all other functions that access the
passwd database.

Tony.
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