[PATCH] tevent glib event loop glue

Stefan Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Tue Feb 16 09:53:12 UTC 2016

Hi Ralph,

> On Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 07:51:54AM -0500, Simo wrote:
>> Is there any chance we can build glib support into a loadable module
>> rather than having to compile it into samba or not ?
> The patchset doesn't change the current situation: since 4.3 if you
> configure with --enable-spotlight, you'll pull in glib. If you don't,
> you don't.
>> I would rather not increase the dependency tree for a normal install if
>> possible ...
> I have another patchset (mostly ready) that reintroduces loadable RPC
> modules (because that's where this gets actually used in the mdssvc
> RPC service aka Spotlight). But iirc metze said there wre reasons to
> remove this future in the past and this shouldn't be
> resurrected. metze?

Maintaining an API that's useful for external RPC services
needs to be future proof! I hope we'll get there with the design I proposed
a few times, see https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/DCERPC.
But the current API is just legacy, that needs to be as private as possible.


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