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Re: [libvirt] [PATCHv2 2/2] util: Don't fail virGetGroupIDByName when group not found

On 12/06/12 15:37, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
virGetGroupIDByName is documented as returning 1 if the groupname
cannot be found. getgrnam_r is documented as returning:
« 0 or ENOENT or ESRCH or EBADF or EPERM or ...  The given name
or gid was not found. »
  and that:
« The formulation given above under "RETURN VALUE" is from POSIX.1-2001.
It  does  not  call  "not  found"  an error, hence does not specify what
value errno might have in this situation.  But that makes it impossible to
recognize errors.  One might argue that according to POSIX errno should be
left unchanged if an entry is not found.  Experiments on various UNIX-like
systems shows that lots of different values occur in this situation: 0,

virGetGroupIDByName returns an error when the return value of getgrnam_r
is non-0. However on my RHEL system, getgrnam_r returns ENOENT when the
requested user cannot be found, which then causes virGetGroupID not
to behave as documented (it returns an error instead of falling back
to parsing the passed-in value as an gid).

This commit makes virGetGroupIDByName only report an error when errno
is set to one of the values in the posix description of getgrnam_r
(which are the same as the ones described in the manpage on my system).
  src/util/util.c | 15 ++++++++++++---
  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

ACK with same condition as in 1/2.


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