gethostbyname() and resolv.conf updates
sgallagh at redhat.com
Fri Jun 18 13:56:01 UTC 2010
On 06/18/2010 09:43 AM, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Stephen Gallagher<sgallagh at redhat.com> wrote:
>> This is the entire purpose of the res_init() function in glibc. If your
>> application needs to be aware of a change in resolv.conf, you should be
>> monitoring it with inotify and calling res_init() anytime the file is
> That's awful. Really, really awful. Do you have any idea how many
> things would need to be patched to do that? Other operating systems
> handle this just fine. Asking every component to use inotify and
> res_init() because the glibc maintainers apparently think a simple
> stat() on a sure-to-be-in-kernel cache inode is too expensive...well,
> think about it.
Sorry, my reply was more directed against the assertion that NSCD should
be mandatory to solve this without changes to glibc. I agree that it
would be ideal for gethostbyname() to internally perform a res_init()
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