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Re: OpenSSL Applink

From: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: OpenSSL Applink
Date: 2007-09-28 15:50:17
Message-ID: 46FD22B9.4080004@enterprisedb.com (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>> Dave Page wrote:
>>> I believe we just didn't notice it until now because the older Mingw
>>> builds use the MSVC 6.0 runtimes which just happened to be compatible
>>> with the OpenSSL binary builds (we're now using 8.0), in addition to
>>> which there are relatively few people using client-side certs I'd wager.
>>
>> So SSL works without this wart if you don't have a client cert?
> 
> Yep.

According to the OpenSSL FAQ, the purpose of the applink is to allow
mixing release and debug versions or multi-threaded and
non-multithreaded versions of libraries:

http://www.openssl.org/support/faq.html#PROG2

How come we only bump into the crash with client certs?

-- 
  Heikki Linnakangas
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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