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Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:24:06 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Compatability: dlinfo needed for kerberos

On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 06:35:42AM -0700, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> MIT Kerberos 5 1.10.2 and OpenSSL want dlinfo; while OpenSSL supports
> systems without dlinfo, Kerberos requires it on any non-Windows
> systems (Windows has an equivalent API).
> AFAICT the file that it occurs in must be built.

Have you looked into what it's used for? I'm not 100% rejecting it at
this time, but I really dislike the dlinfo interface. It exposes a lot
of internals that applications should not be inspecting and seems to
require us to keep around extra bloated data structures that are not
otherwise needed.


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