gethostbyname() and resolv.conf updates
huzaifas at redhat.com
Fri Jun 18 03:26:36 UTC 2010
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Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> xchat in Fedora needs to be restarted after switching to a different
> nameserver or it fails to resolve.
> The xchat developers say that all xchat does is call gethostbyname(). A
> Debian user told me that Debian carries a glibc patch to make processes
> notice resolv.conf updates and reload it.
> Is there any chance we could apply the same patch in Fedora too? I don't
> know all the details, but I guess there might be a good reason why this
> patch wasn't upstreamed yet.
I dont think we should patch glibc, unless its upstream.
Looking at the thread at:
it does not appear this patch would make it upstream though.
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala, RHCE, CCNA (IRC: huzaifas)
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