Bug#566351: libgcrypt11: should not change user id as a side effect

Ansgar Burchardt ansgar at 43-1.org
Wed Jan 27 12:44:28 CET 2010


Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org> writes:

>> It can run in a separate process if nscd (glibc's name service caching
>> daemon) is running.  But if nscd is not installed or not running for
>> some reason, there is not much to do except doing the query in the same
>> process.
> Why can't the system call fail in that situation?

nscd is optional and one probably does not want to make the system
unusable if it crashes (no possibility to log in when you cannot
access the user database).  It would likely also require special
handling of the entire boot process when nscd is not yet available.


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