[QUICK] talloc bugs

Rusty Russell rusty at rustcorp.com.au
Thu Jul 2 01:43:08 GMT 2009

On Thu, 2 Jul 2009 01:32:24 am Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > No, it's not *a* person, there are libraries that depend on talloc, so
> > it is a chain of dependencies that is quite big.
> > The only way to solve the problem, would be to fork talloc, but I think
> > the changes made are not important enough to warrant a fork.
> I agree. It would be a shame to have to fork talloc over this
> bugfix, which is a very neccessary fix (IMHO).

Full disclosure: I've broken talloc and tdb API multiple times without regard 
(let alone the ABI), I'm not a fan of librifying such small pieces of code.  
But: I have my own forks which I maintain, with no such guarantees.

Simo said in his mail "We committed to stable API/ABI for these libraries"; 
Tridge doesn't seem to realize he committed to this.  Perhaps a stable/ lib 
subdir would make this clear to us neophytes?


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