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From "Ralf S. Engelschall" <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/include ap_mmn.h http_config.h
Date Fri, 08 Jan 1999 21:09:54 GMT

In article <36966EB1.78E80BCE@Golux.Com> you wrote:
> Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:
>> But as I said: Putting it at offset 24 is not better for binary compatibility
>> AFAIK. So I still vote +1 for putting it back to offset 0.

> And I'm still -1 and vetoing it.  With the cookie at offset
> 0, the core will try to find the version & module name
> at offsets 4 and 16 respectively.  Modules built under
> 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 will have them at offsets 0 and 12.
> So 1.3.4+ would not be able to say "mod_foo is too
> old" for modules compiled for two public releases because
> it would be looking for the name in the wrong place.  It
> would say "module (null) is too old".  That's bogus and
> stupid when it doesn't need to happen.

But nevertheless the old modules will not work, don't they?

                                       Ralf S. Engelschall

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