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From Greg Stein <gst...@lyra.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Add --with-efence option.
Date Sat, 12 Jan 2002 12:05:06 GMT
On Fri, Dec 14, 2001 at 02:33:36AM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> I was using Electric Fence when I was debugging the pool code.
> It helped a bit, so it might be good to have it as a configure 
> option (--with-efence[=DIR]).
> 
> However, I'm wondering if we could have a GPL v. BSD disrepency
> here since efence is under GPL and we're still BSD.  So, I won't 
> commit unless someone says it is okay.

If we *required* the efence library, then we would have to release under the
GPL. But if the *user* elects to use this option, then we're okay.

This patch is totally fine to integrate, and would be a good thing for the
new pool code.

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/

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