Threading/KSE problem

John Baldwin jhb at
Wed Sep 21 14:37:54 PDT 2005

On Wednesday 21 September 2005 04:57 pm, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> 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.

Yeah, it's a sucky problem, which is part of why I think just bumping 
everything all the time is not an optimal solution. :)

John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
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