Bug 621978 - [RFE] glibc could have a nss_init call that's like res_init but for nsswitch.conf
Summary: [RFE] glibc could have a nss_init call that's like res_init but for nsswitch....
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: glibc
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Andreas Schwab
QA Contact: qe-baseos-tools
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-08-06 16:49 UTC by Ray Strode [halfline]
Modified: 2016-11-24 16:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-03-29 05:18:06 UTC

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Description Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-08-06 16:49:43 UTC
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.

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-08-06 17:07:23 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Eric Bachalo 2010-12-01 16:47:33 UTC
We prefer glibc features be accepted upstream before patching into rhel glibc.

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-12-01 18:20:52 UTC
sure makes sense.  will you handle making sure this gets requested upstream?

Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2011-02-02 17:05:38 UTC
I've filed this upstream here:


Comment 9 Suzanne Yeghiayan 2011-03-28 20:26:24 UTC
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.

Comment 10 Ray Strode [halfline] 2011-03-29 05:18:06 UTC
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

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