Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 07:50:46 -0700 From: Isaac Dunham <idunham@...abit.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Compatability: dlinfo needed for kerberos On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:24:06 -0400 Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> wrote: > 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. (As noted by orc, it isn't strictly dlinfo that openssl needs, but dladdr; all the musl distros have a patch to disable this) > 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. Here, the function name says it all: module_get_filename_for_symbol It occurs in src/util/verto/module.c in Kerberos 5 1.10.2. I may email the Kerberos ml to inquire about this... Isaac Dunham
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