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ld.elf_so sources [was Re: HEADS-UP: temporary security problem in today's NetBSD-current]

On Sunday 14 November 2010 22:40:11 Matthias Scheler wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 11:35:41PM +0100, Marc Balmer wrote:
> > > I'm sorry for the problem but I wasn't expecting that internal
> > > "libc" functions get used outside of "libc".
> >
> > now you owe us beers... ;)
> No, the person(s) who committed code that uses internal "libc" function
> all over the source tree deserve a beating^H^H^H^H^H^H^H lecture in
> good software development practices.

ld.elf_so has done this since it was committed back in 1996 and there are also 
lots of examples of "cross over" source file usage.

That said...

Should someone(tm) move the stuff to src/common so that people don't keep 
falling over this?

Alternatively, I was thinking maybe src/libexec/ld.elf_so/libsmallc (name 
suggestions, please) so that it had tight control on what is used from 
src/libc. In this way ld.elf_so would fail to build if a src/libc change 
dragged in more than it should


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