[RFC][PATCH] krb5 => libverto main loop

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Wed Sep 7 22:30:40 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:23 AM, Tom Yu <tlyu at mit.edu> wrote:
> Simo Sorce <simo at redhat.com> writes:
>> Just bundle an existing one, don't NIH please.
> Which one would you recommend bundling?  It looks like the smallest
> event loop library might be libev, but I haven't done a thorough
> comparison.

Why bundle?  Just make one a requirement and let the user building MIT
krb5 deal with it.  But if you must bundle, then bundle libevent --
libevent is supported on all the platforms mentioned so far.

> Also, it's not NIH; I want something minimal that won't cause us much
> additional maintenance overhead if we bundle it.  As far as I can
> tell, all other portable event loop libraries have more dependencies,
> support multiple kernel file descriptor monitoring interfaces, etc.

Implementing and maintaining a portable backend will be much harder
than just bundling a portable backend.


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