[SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated - release-4-0-0alpha8-154-g826ee30

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jul 1 21:36:46 GMT 2009

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 07:20:21AM +1000, tridge at samba.org wrote:
> Hi Simo,
>  > talloc is beinf distributed as a DSO in both fedora debian and ubuntu.
>  > By changing the ABI you make it impossible to upgrade to the next
>  > version of talloc. It will be a bloodbath.
>  > It will require a soname bump and to recompile all applications that
>  > depend on talloc.
>  > 
>  > Please let's avoid this.
> arrrrgh. We had a BUG in talloc, ok. A BUG!!
> Are soname numbers are so darn precious now that we can't fix bugs?
> That bug led to a number of real bugs in our codebase. Those bugs are
> now fixed thanks to this change. The openchange guys may well have
> bugs due to the same type of problems. I would have thought they would
> be really pleased by a bugfix in upstream talloc that will find bugs
> in their code.
> Just up the darn soname number. It's not as though we're running out
> of them!
> If our approach to building of shared libs from the Samba libs can't
> support bug fixes then the approach is broken. We should not keep bugs
> in our code in order to avoid the cost of a few kbytes of disk space
> when someone next updates openchange.

Tridge, it's not about fixing the bug. The bug needed fixing,
obviously. It's about fixing the bug without breaking the ABI,
if possible.

What about Metze's suggestion, wouldn't that keep the bugfix
without breaking the ABI ?


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