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Just checked the patch, and it's not good, it does not preserve the
user/group names when writting the database back, which would be a
regression. It's also non-fatal for all ensure_statoverrides()
callers, which is not what we want.
I've code which should be doing the correct thing, it needs some
polishing though, but will be included in a next upload being either
22.214.171.124 or 1.15.9.