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Re: Still testing needed: New passwd/group AD/SAM integration

On Apr 10 14:24, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 04/10/2014 01:46 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> > Corinna Vinschen writes:
> >> * cygserver now provides system-wide passwd/group entry caching.
> >>
> >>   All processes started *after* cygserver will try to fetch passwd
> >>   and group entries from cygserver.  While this is probably a bit
> >>   slow at the start, the longer cygserver runs, the more information
> >>   is present and later started processes will get the information
> >>   with all due speed.
> > 
> > Does this mean there is no caching without cygserver running?
> > 
> >> * Support for Cygwin user names different from the Windows username.
> > 
> > This one always seemed a bit odd to me.  The only use I could think up
> > is if your Windows username contains non-ASCII or spaces and you'd want
> > to avoid dealing with that within Cygwin.
> Windows allows usernames with spaces.  POSIX says such names are
> non-portable (although it doesn't go so far as to completely exclude
> them).  Furthermore, tilde expansion does NOT work for user names with
> spaces.
> I've had machines in the past where my windows username had a space; the
> ability to remap my passwd file to a non-space name was a lifesaver.

... and this remapping username via /etc/passwd will not go away.  It's
the DB search which is a problem in terms of a special Cygwin username.
Doing this with /etc/passwd is a no-brainer.  See my mail I just wrote:


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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