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Re: Bits from the release team: the plans for etch

On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 07:24:28AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> On 27-Oct-05, 04:39 (CDT), Jonas Meurer <jonas@freesources.org> wrote: 

> > it produces at least a bloated passwd/group/shadow file.

> "Bloat"? The /etc/passwd on my development machine, which has seen all
> kinds of random server installs and removes, has grown to a whole 2K.
> So it could double before expanding into a second disk block. "Untidy",
> I'll grant you, but "bloat" seems excessive.

Nah, the biggest hit isn't disk space, it's NSS lookup times from having to
do a linear search through a flat-file /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.  Well,
thank God no one uses pam_pwdb anymore, at least...

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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