Threading/KSE problem

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Sep 21 13:57:38 PDT 2005


On Wed, Sep 21, 2005 at 04:45:34PM -0400, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 September 2005 02:55 pm, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> > I don't think anyone thinks that.  But I prefer the old way.  If we're
> > not properly keeping track of our ABI changes and what they affect,
> > then let's work on that problem.  Symbol versioning isn't going to
> > solve that for us anyways.
> 
> Yes, symbol versioning requires the same level of discipline as the more 
> constrained library version number bumping.  If we have decided that our 
> developers are too incompetent to properly bump library versions for ABI 
> changes then they are also too incompetent to handle symbol versioning.  
> Furthermore, even with the massive library bumps, we have still stuck our 
> collective heads in the sand and ignored all the port library version 
> numbers.  In theory they should all be bumped for 5 -> 6 as well.

Which is impossible to do since it's a 1-dimensional space and the
upstream vendors are likely to bump their version next week anyway.

Kris
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