Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Dec 9 10:56:00 GMT 2014

On Dec  8 15:14, Warren Young wrote:
> On Dec 6, 2014, at 12:49 PM, Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com> wrote:
> > - Cygwin can now generate passwd/group entries directly from Windows
> This is huge, Corinna!
> It must have been a lot of work, and while I personally will not
> benefit much from this — don’t use AD here, and /etc/passwd suffices
> for my purposes

You can still benefit, I hope.  Even when using only the local SAM, the
process startups should be a tad bit faster than when every exec'ed
process has to read /etc/passwd and /etc/group files:

  $ cat > /etc/nsswitch.conf <<EOF
  passwd: db
  group: db
  $ exit
  <restart your terminal>

Give it a try!

> — it’s one of those things that should obviously be
> done.
> Congratulations on getting this into a shippable state.  I realize it
> isn’t formally released yet, but you’ve gotten it over the hump where
> it must be compiled out of release binaries.  I assume this is one of
> those situations where the last 10% of the work takes 90% of the time.
> Congratulations!

Thank you very much!  I started to implement this stuff in January 2014
and the formal release will hopefully be in January 2015, so, yes, all
in all, it was a lot of work.  Especially the documentation :}


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