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

On Apr 13 14:38, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!
> >> >The latest snapshot, 2014-04-10, is a snapshot from CVS HEAD again.
> >> >It contains the latest crazy ideas in terms of the user and group
> >> >account creation without requiring the /etc/passwd and /etc/group
> >> >files.
> >> >
> >> >Not a lot has changed since we made a break to test for 1.7.29,
> >> >but there's one important change I'd like to point out:
> >> >
> >> >* 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.
> >> 
> >> Do we need to install cygserver.exe from the snapshot in order to
> >> get this functionality, or is cygwin1.dll enough?
> > This required new code in cygserver to handle the application requests,
> > so you need the snapshot cygserver.
> I think he was asking, if we are _required_ to install cygserver, or the dll
> is enough?

I didn't understand it that way, but of course cygserver is just an
option, to get another, system-wide way of caching, not a requirement to
get caching at all.


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