[OpenAFS] Re: coreutils-6.11 released

Jim Meyering jim@meyering.net
Sun, 20 Apr 2008 18:05:47 +0200

Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:
> Jim Meyering <jim@meyering.net> writes:
>> Coreutils version 6.11 has been released.  This is a stable release.
>> ** Improvements
>>   id and groups work around an AFS-related bug whereby those programs
>>   would print an invalid group number, when given no user-name argument.
> I'm hoping that this doesn't mean that coreutils suppresses display of the
> PAG group on a system running AFS, since seeing that group is valuable for
> debugging.  It really is a supplemental group of the process, even though
> it's created in the kernel rather than initialized from /etc/groups.  For
> example:
> windlord:~> id
> uid=1000(eagle) gid=0(root) groups=0(root),4(adm),24(cdrom),29(audio),44(video),1000(eagle),1103312837
> windlord:~> id --version
> id (GNU coreutils) 6.10
> that final group number is useful information.  It was always one of the
> features of GNU id over, for example, the Solaris implementation that it
> didn't suppress that group number, and I've used that before in programs.
> Copied to the AFS list so that people are aware that a change happened in
> this area, in case anyone notices differences after a coreutils upgrade.

You can tell I don't use AFS and didn't do my homework.
I wish you'd noticed and spoken up a month or so ago.
Knowing that, I expect to revert that patch -- unless someone
can come up with a very good argument for the new behavior.

Out of curiosity, how have you used it?