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Re: Linux-PAM and syslog (POSIX) (fwd)



On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Savochkin Andrey Vladimirovich wrote:

> The old syslog interface isn't thread safe, isn't library safe
> and isn't whatever safe.

PAM library is not thread safe either. Heck, there are about three modules
that are thread safe in the whole Linux-PAM distribution. I don't fall for
this. 

> Andrew, I think the new syslog interface (with handle be void *)
> is a Good Thing (tm) and after testing we should propose to add
> the code to libc (at least Linux one).

Now I raised the issue on the glibc developers list too. :-) Maybe someone
there already have some plans about this, and we'll hate to do some things
twice... :-)

Best wishes,

Cristian
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