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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [PATCH (1.3)] Export functions defined in httpd.exp
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2001 16:28:38 GMT
From: "Thomas Eibner" <>
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 9:24 AM

> On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 09:08:27AM -0600, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> > 
> > Ok.  Here's my take.  Your patch breaks mod_ssl EAPI's patch (makes some
> > of it superfluous, actually) and breaks ALL binary compatibility.
> > 
> > Lets go for it :)
> But it's better to get it over with in one take right?

You could put it that way, yes.  There is the question of breaking the .def
file entirely, but I doubt we want to go that direction.

> > Here's my suggestion.  Do as you've advocated [based on httpd.exp].  But
> > DROP the ordinals on Win32.  The hash-lookup of the fn names that occurs
> > under the covers makes the differences nill.  Modules will continue to be 
> > backwards compatible from, oh, maybe version 1.3.14 or whenever we last 
> > horked with the structs.  But no older modules will be forward compatible, 
> > since they were bound by ordinal value.
> So what do you want me to do with the Win32 part?

Nothing, right now.  I have some serious problems with EXPORT v.s. EXPORT_NONSTD,
and not all of them (perhaps not any of them) are issues with _your_ patch.
This stuff may have been that way for sometime.  And the distinction may noop, 
but they need to be corrected for clarity.

> > I'll experiment and consider applying your patch.  Without a veto, and 
> > after Brad has reviewed this on Netware, I would be happy to commit the
> > patch, with the appropriate no-ordinals fix [probably as a seperate step.]
> And we definitelly want to make sure I exported all the functions
> correctly before applying it. I had a fair part of the actual patching
> automated with and kept an eye on what it did. I would just like for
> someone other than myself to verify that I'm using the correct 

That's why I toggle the .def file - by pulling it, and listing symbols, I can
quickly determine which are/are not correctly exported :)  As I say, your patch
is in-motion, and will change a bit perhaps before the final 'assult' on the
sources (with before-1_3_23-exports, after- cvs tags).


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