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Re: NSS library dependencies

Steve> On Thu, Dec 26, 2002 at 09:55:37AM -0800, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
Steve> Oh, I understand how it would happen that a file in /usr is
Steve> actively in use in this scenario; I'm just questioning why it
Steve> shouldn't be considered a bug in whatever program is still
Steve> running and referencing NSS at the time 'umount /usr' is
Steve> called.  There are quite a lot of NSS and PAM modules which
Steve> depend on files in /usr, and which might be optionally
Steve> referenced by applications in /bin or /sbin.  It would take
Steve> some time to move all libraries that anyone has written an NSS
Steve> module for -- even longer wrt PAM -- and it's not clear to me
Steve> that this is an appropriate solution.

itz> Do you have anything running and using RPC?  A user-space NFS
itz> daemon, maybe?

Steve> How is that relevant?  I hardly think 'umount /usr' should be
Steve> called while /usr/sbin/rpc.nfsd is running.  And why does RPC
Steve> care about username resolution?

It turns out it is not relevant, sorry.  I had an association with a
known problem with portmap and sysvinit, but that only happens during
transition to single-user, not during a total shutdown.

Ian Zimmerman, Oakland, California, U.S.A. 
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