Right now, long running processes don't get updates to the nsswitch module list in /etc/nsswitch.conf if nscd isn't running. This causes a problem for GDM if the user logs in and runs authconfig and then logs out.
See bug 621700 for more details.
This feature request has been proposed after Feature Freeze and we
are unable to resolve it in time for the current Red Hat Enterprise
Linux release. It has been denied for the current release and
proposed for the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
We prefer glibc features be accepted upstream before patching into rhel glibc.
sure makes sense. will you handle making sure this gets requested upstream?
I've filed this upstream here:
Since RHEL 6.1 External Beta has begun, and this bug remains
unresolved, it has been rejected as it is not proposed as an
exception or blocker. It has been moved to RHEL 6.2 since
it is a FutureFeature request.
I don't actually have a specific need for this in RHEL, since I've worked around the issue.
Let's close this UPSTREAM so it's not floating on anyone's radar