[OpenAFS] Re: coreutils-6.11 released

Jim Meyering jim@meyering.net
Sun, 20 Apr 2008 22:04:25 +0200

"Christopher D. Clausen" <cclausen@uiuc.edu> wrote:

> Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> wrote:
>> Jim Meyering <jim@meyering.net> writes:
>>> 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?
>> Usually to tell whether two shells are in different PAGs, which is
>> useful when hunting down problems with AFS PAM modules and the like.
>> Also to tell whether a process is in a PAG at all, although with
>> current Linux kernels the keyring is the canonical place where that's
>> stored.
> Would a --pag option be acceptable to allow continued use for debugging
> while allowing the patched behaviour for those who do not know better?

Thanks, but I see no need for a new option.
Better just to revert the change.