Bug 6489 - useradd ignores locks made by vipw
useradd ignores locks made by vipw
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-10-29 06:16 EDT by Marco Colombo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-23 04:20:16 EDT
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Description Marco Colombo 1999-10-29 06:16:13 EDT
It is possibile to add an user with useradd while someone
else is editing the passwd file with vipw. vipw does acquire
some lock, preventing multiple istances of itself from
running at the same time, but useradd probably uses a
different locking scheme. I understand the two executable
belongs to different packages (shadow-utils-19990827-2 and
util-linux-2.9w-24) but i think they should interact
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 11:52:59 EDT
assign to laroche
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-08-08 11:37:57 EDT
Feature added in -18

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