[SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated - release-4-0-0alpha6-1111-g8d63c59

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Feb 23 22:32:55 MST 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 23:16 -0600, Steven Danneman wrote:
> The branch, master has been updated
>        via  8d63c596a0f512c96f5663c0a9bd49d3c98c6df9 (commit)
>       from  3a1b4c00eb96634229fb730e9b38e8df5180756a (commit)
> http://gitweb.samba.org/?p=samba.git;a=shortlog;h=master
> - Log -----------------------------------------------------------------
> commit 8d63c596a0f512c96f5663c0a9bd49d3c98c6df9
> Author: Steven Danneman <steven.danneman at isilon.com>
> Date:   Mon Feb 23 20:46:11 2009 -0800
>     Refactored sys_fork() and sys_pid() into shared util library
>     This fixes a bug in 116ce19b, where we didn't clear the pid cache in
>     become_daemon() and thus the /var/run/smbd.pid didn't match the actual
>     pid of the parent process.
>     Currently S4 will clear the pid cache on fork but doesn't yet take
>     advantage of the pid cache by using sys_pid() instead of the direct
>     get_pid().

I realise these questions predate your time, but I think we should

Why do we have a PID cache? (It seems it has caused more trouble then
it's worth.)

What operating systems have such a slow getpid() that this complexity is
worth it?


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.                  http://redhat.com

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