the sorry saga of the talloc soname 'fix'

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Jul 7 07:12:07 GMT 2009

On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 07:43 +0100, Sam Liddicott wrote:
> tridge wrote:
> > Hi Volker,
> >
> >  > If we were talking about a significant improvement, I would
> >  > be with you. But IMO improved error messages don't justify
> >  > this.
> >
> > If you had spent time trying to track down the problems that this
> > patch fixed without the use of those error messages (as I tried to do
> > at first), then you might rate the importance of the messages.
> >
> > We've fixed a lot of bugs thanks to those new error messages, I am
> > have thus become rather fond of them!
> >   
> I think they a great, and the tracking of point-of-reference in talloc 
> is one of it's distinct advantages.
> In this case the end-user has already had the advantages of this change 
> by means of the bugs you were able to discover.
> The benefit being already delivered, shipping this change will now bring 
> mostly pain to the end user.

Except the benefit is not already delivered, and I'm still finding new
issues.  The remaining ones will be the painful bugs, only found in the
real world, that I know we all love to try and debug on the unmodified
binaries of a customer site.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Cisco Inc.
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