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Re: [libvirt] [PATCHv2 2/3] util: add virGetGroupList

On 07/09/2013 11:20 PM, Laine Stump wrote:
> On 07/09/2013 09:17 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Since neither getpwuid_r() nor initgroups() are safe to call in
>> between fork and exec (they obtain a mutex, but if some other
>> thread in the parent also held the mutex at the time of the fork,
>> the child will deadlock), we have to split out the functionality
>> that is unsafe.  At least glibc's initgroups() uses getgrouplist
>> under the hood, so the ideal split is to expose getgrouplist for
>> use before a fork.  Gnulib already gives us a nice wrapper via
>> mgetgroups; we wrap it once more to look up by uid instead of name.
>> * .gnulib: Update for mgetgroups.
>> * bootstrap.conf (gnulib_modules): Add mgetgroups.
>> * src/util/virutil.h (virGetGroupList): New declaration.
>> * src/util/virutil.c (virGetGroupList): New function.
>> * src/libvirt_private.syms (virutil.h): Export it.
>> Signed-off-by: Eric Blake <eblake redhat com>
>> ---

>> +++ b/.gnulib
>> @@ -1 +1 @@
>> -Subproject commit b72ff2a45efde544c406804186d37a3254728571
>> +Subproject commit da8d59ee79138b85daee1ad5b22ea12e4fb6ce47
> Are you sure you want to update the gnulib version in this same commit?
> Although it is necessary for the rest of this patch to work, there are
> probably other changes in gnulib that could potentially cause a
> regression unrelated to the libvirt parts of the patch. Just for the
> sake of bisecting, it seems like a good idea to update gnulib in a
> separate prerequisite patch.

Good point - especially since I _will_ be backporting this series, and
we tend to eschew gnulib submodule updates on backports not tied to a
stable release branch.

> ACK to the new function. I do think the gnulib update should be a
> separate commit, though.

Do you need to see a v3, or should I just go ahead and make that split?

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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