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Subject Re: binary backwards compatability.
Date Thu, 30 Mar 2000 18:28:27 GMT
On Thu, 30 Mar 2000, Manoj Kasichainula wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 30, 2000 at 09:32:39AM -0500, Ryan Bloom wrote:
> > You are correct, it cannot KNOW.  However, the module can make a damn good
> > guess.  The module can look at what arguments are being passed to the
> > functions it uses
> It can? Do DSOs have introspection support, or are we talking about a
> new feature for 2.0?

New feature for 2.0.  I outlined how this could be done in the original
note for this thread.

> Not for the people watching the bugdb if random modules written three
> years earlier are allowed to run.
> If we were to do this, I'd want to see version mismatches handled like
> Linux does them.  Modules compiled for a different version of Apache
> should spit out prominent warnings that things can and will break, and
> maybe the directives to load old modules should even be different:
> {Load,Add}ModuleNoMatterWhat or something.

I have no problem with Prominant warnings in the error log, I just don't
want to die without a good reason.

Ryan Bloom               
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