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Re: [PATCH] Use getgrouplist where available.

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Use getgrouplist where available.
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 23:37:08 +0100

Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Saturday 23 February 2008, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > But I suspect your point is that I need to check for overflow.
>> > That's true.  I'm adding this:
>> >
>> > diff --git a/gl/lib/mgetgroups.c b/gl/lib/mgetgroups.c
>> > index 317cc7c..ba8818e 100644
>> Thanks again.
>> I've pushed the result:
>> id: avoid race when a group is added between getgrouplist calls
>>   http://git.sv.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=coreutils.git;a=commitdiff;h=a15329798c
>> id: use getgrouplist when possible
>>   http://git.sv.gnu.org/gitweb/?p=coreutils.git;a=commitdiff;h=49f7ebaac4
> any chance of a 6.10.1 with this fix (and any other small ones) ?

It's not impossible, but I'd rather wait for an autoconf release.
Any particular reason?

> do you plan
> on doing a small .x branch for stable releases ?

Currently, I don't see that there would be much point.
Do you find some of the post-6.10 patches to be too risky?

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