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Re: [PATCH] nsswitch: Add group merging support

On 13 Apr 2016 11:16, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
> On 04/12/2016 01:53 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> >> You can _detect_ this behaviour by using an iterator to find these conflicting
> >> entries and then play with /etc/nsswitch.conf to find the service which has
> >> them and eventually remove them.
> > 
> > what i previously requested was:
> > 	could you clarify "undefined" ?  people could interpret this as memory
> > 	corruption / crashes, while others are are inconsistent results.  i think
> > 	we just want the latter.
> > 	...
> > 	in general i'm fine with "undefined", i would just prefer scoping it a
> > 	bit.  it's "undefined" in terms of the result set, but it's not in terms
> > 	of your program eating itself.
> > 
> > so i don't think your desires are at odds with my request.  i simply want it
> > to say that the return values (or whatever) are undefined rather than having
> > the documentation imply all your programs will die an abort/assert crash, or
> > enter the "undefined behavior" space like we have with "C undefined behavior".
> I'm sorry, I missed that in your original response.
> You raised a good point.
> Let me rewrite it like this:
> +When processing @samp{merge} for @samp{group} membership, the group GID
> +and name must be identical for both entries.  If only one or the other is
> +a match, the results are unspecified.
> We use the C/C++/POSIX meaning of "unspecified behaviour" here.
> That is to say that glibc imposes no requirements on what the results
> should be if a misconfiguration is detected. However, the program is correct
> and should not crash.
> If you're OK with that then I'll use that wording.

sgtm, thanks

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