will.fiveash at oracle.com
Tue May 17 13:32:48 EDT 2016
On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 09:47:45AM -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-05-12 at 14:27 -0400, Greg Hudson wrote:
> > I would like to change the contract so that principal and policy entry
> > memory is all allocated with the allocator visible to the krb5
> > libraries, not the one visible to the KDB module. I can see two ways to
> > accomplish this:
> > 1. Whenever we fetch a principal or policy entry, immediately copy it
> > into library-allocated memory and then ask the module to free its copy.
> This is wasteful.
> > 2. Document that KDB modules must allocate memory using krb5 library
> > functions or a compatible allocator. Modules could call krb5_db_alloc()
> > to allocate an individual memory region, or a function like
> > krb5_copy_principal() for a more complicated field. KDB modules can
> > also get away with just using malloc() as long as this stuff isn't used
> > on Windows.
> > In both of these proposals, krb5_db_alloc() and krb_db_free() would
> > change to just call realloc() or free() themselves. The kdb_vftabl
> > entries for those functions would be removed.
> > Comments?
> I'm for 2.
I agree with Simo.
Oracle Solaris Software Engineer
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