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commit d4e301c5c65393837e438b6d81feabfbfde7b9c7
Author: Carlos O'Donell <>
Date:   Thu Dec 10 00:48:15 2015 -0500

    Document best practice for disconnected NSS modules.
    NSS modules which can run in disconnected modes should
    return NSS_STATUS_NOTFOUND and SUCCESS in order to follow
    best practice for such modules and ensure user applications
    can have these modules configured without causing problems
    if the data sources are not connected.

diff --git a/ChangeLog b/ChangeLog
index fd421fc..9140faf 100644
--- a/ChangeLog
+++ b/ChangeLog
@@ -1,3 +1,8 @@
+2015-12-10  Carlos O'Donell  <>
+	* manual/nss.texi (NSS Modules Interface): Document
 2015-12-09  Mike FABIAN  <>
 	[BZ 18568]
diff --git a/manual/nss.texi b/manual/nss.texi
index bf3e69d..66dccef 100644
--- a/manual/nss.texi
+++ b/manual/nss.texi
@@ -448,6 +448,13 @@ The function should be called again with a larger buffer.
         @code{ENOENT} @tab The requested entry is not available.
+	@code{SUCCESS} @tab There are no entries.
+Use this to avoid returning errors for inactive services which may
+be enabled at a later time. This is not the same as the service
+being temporarily unavailable.
 @end multitable
 These are proposed values.  There can be other error codes and the


Summary of changes:
 ChangeLog       |    5 +++++
 manual/nss.texi |    7 +++++++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

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