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From Rémy Maucherat <r...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Tomcat 10: Drop APR Connector
Date Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:15:45 GMT
On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 4:59 PM Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:

> > All,
> >
> > I recently gave a presentation on locking-down Apache Tomcat[1] and I
> > briefly discussed the "sharp edges" present in Tomcat. Some of them
> > are unnecessarily sharp and may be actually unnecessary. I'm going to
> > make a few proposals to remove functions from Tomcat.
> >
> > Proposal: Remove APR connector
>
> +1
>
> > This proposal does not recommend the removal of libtcnative. Only the
> > removal of the APR connector, the APR lifecycle listener, and the
> > associated native code required to support those components.
>
> Yes, we'd need to keep that library going until at least 9.0.x is EOL.
>
> There is then an argument for a new native library that simply wraps
> OpenSSL (or ideally any OpenSSL clone). Project Panama may prove useful:
> https://openjdk.java.net/projects/panama/


Fun fact: Graal has a more radical way to replace JNI for accesses to
native libraries.
It looks like this:
https://cornerwings.github.io/2018/07/graal-native-methods/
So let's forget it, but still fun though.

Rémy

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