Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 15:28:59 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: make -i with linux-pam On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 09:12:43PM +0200, aep wrote: > On Tue, 15 May 2012 23:24:49 -0400, Rich Felker wrote: > > >If someone wants to present a good argument FOR supporting utmp/wtmp, > > not at all, but i wonder if glibs util function could be combined > with musl, If one really wanted a library with these functions, I think there are better places to copy the source from than glibc. > for people who want to kill zombies once at a time rather > then all at once. Not sure what you mean here... Are you talking about using these files to kill processes that users left running after logging out? Or what? > I remember from a security workshop, that someone just ended up > patching utmp _out_ of libc because it seemed unfeasible to fix all > of the code from last century. Sounds like a good idea, but just stubifying it all sounds better. > Libutil doesn't seem to provide much more then that. Sounds like a > decent abstraction of "crap" once could reuse? -lutil is part of POSIX; in musl it's an empty .a file. I'm not sure it would be a good idea to replace libutil with something else, because programs using stuff from POSIX that's allowed to need -lutil might add -lutil to the link command line. Rich
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