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SubjectRe: A module bug in 2.2.1?
On 4 Feb 1999, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Followup to: <r2btjat44f.fsf@happy.cygnus.com>
> By author: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@cygnus.com>
> In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> >
> > "Adam J. Richter" <adam@yggdrasil.com> writes:
> >
> > > I think it is important that modutils not be dependent on glibc2,
> > > because the legal problems with glibc2/libio may force Yggdrasil to
> > > switch back to libc5.
> >
> > You miss the point. They have a problem if the nscd is used. But the
> > nscd comes with glibc 2.1. So there is no problem since not using
> > wordexp is no problem with other library versions.
> >
>
> What is nscd?

If its anything like nscd on Solaris, it basically is a Naming Service Caching
Daemon. It carries out and caches /etc/passwd, /etc/group file lookups. The
one with Solaris is multi-threaded and can cache DNS lookups as well (if
enabled). The Solaris version uses the DOORS interface to answer lookup
requests. It can cache negative lookups as well. But, I'm not sure how much
common functionality, if any, the glibc 2.1 nscd has with the Solaris one.


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