: Why are we using libverto again
hartmans at MIT.EDU
Thu Jul 7 14:04:41 EDT 2011
>>>>> "Greg" == Greg Hudson <ghudson at MIT.EDU> writes:
Greg> On Thu, 2011-07-07 at 10:44 -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
>> Now, for the KDC today, we could just use a specific event library and
>> gain significant complexity savings.
Greg> The reason I favor an intermediary is that the event loop will be part
Greg> of the API for kdcpreauth plugins (and probably KDB and authdata plugins
Greg> in the future). Picking an event loop now carries costs not just for a
Greg> future libkdc but also a plugin interface transition cost.
I understand that. And based on your description of a simple
intermediary, that made some sense. However the complexity of the
intermediary has far exceeded what I was expecting. I'll admit that my
original simple vision wouldn't have worked, but I think we should all
carefully consider what we got and whether it's worth the cost.
If everyone else had a more accurate estimate of the complexity when
they read your original proposal and I'm the only one who has been
surprised, then we should move forward with this plan.
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