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Bug 6489 - useradd ignores locks made by vipw
Summary: useradd ignores locks made by vipw
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-29 10:16 UTC by Marco Colombo
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2000-05-23 08:20:16 UTC

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Description Marco Colombo 1999-10-29 10:16:13 UTC
It is possibile to add an user with useradd while someone
else is editing the passwd file with vipw. vipw does acquire
some lock, preventing multiple istances of itself from
running at the same time, but useradd probably uses a
different locking scheme. I understand the two executable
belongs to different packages (shadow-utils-19990827-2 and
util-linux-2.9w-24) but i think they should interact

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 15:52:59 UTC
assign to laroche

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-08-08 15:37:57 UTC
Feature added in -18

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