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Re: Interesting results for getservbyname() performance (and possible changes for /etc/services)



Nils Philippsen wrote:

nscd can't (or at least doesn't) take advantage of knowing about local
file changes, it caches information for a certain time period and it
doesn't seem to cache services, only passwd, group, hosts.

   How often do you update /etc/services?

You can always clear the cache by kicking ncsd. If you're updating /etc/services via an rpm, you can kick ncsd in the postinstall script.


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