[QUICK] talloc bugs

simo idra at samba.org
Thu Jul 2 15:29:20 GMT 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 08:25 -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 11:13:08AM +0930, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> Indeed. We *have* libified talloc, and once others used it
> we had made that guarentee. I'm reminded of the comment from
> the author of "make" about using tabs in the file format :-).
> > 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?
> Yeah, that'd be a good idea. I think currently we have talloc, tdb,
> libsmbclient (but there may be others).

We are planning on releasing libtevent quite soon (as in a few days, but
I would like to see the matter around talloc settled first, at this


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org>
Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>

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