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Re: liblzf incompatibility


> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 11:45:11PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 01:58:12AM +0000, YAMAMOTO Takashi wrote:
>> > hi,
>> > 
>> > is there a near-future plan to use liblzf for any in-tree stuff?
>> > otherwise i'd suggest to disable it because it only causes problems.
>> > see PR/46426.
>> I have code that uses it, both in userspace and the kernel, but I never
>> checked it in because I ran into a build problem with src/common.  Let me
>> see what I can do about both issues.
> I am looking at the PR, and I don't really think I agree that our liblzf
> is "incompatible with the upstream version".
> Unfortunately, the upstream version can be compiled with either of two
> different APIs.  I think the bug is actually in programs whose autoconf
> logic detects liblzf without detecting which API is in use.

as far as i know, there's no reasonable way to detect the compile-time
option.  so assuming the default is reasonable.

> I chose the API that was more general, which I do think was the correct
> decision.

i think the option is for users who embed the library into their
applications, not for general purpose OSes like us.


> Thor

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