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Re: Crypto consolidation in debian ?

On Sun, 2011-05-08 at 21:25 +0200, Arthur de Jong wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-05-01 at 12:55 +0200, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> > It seems fedora is moving to nss for openldap
> I don't think it's completely free from the same kind of issues as
> GNUTLS. For example, I recently came across this:
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=701587
> NSS (Network Security Service, not Name Service Switch) seems to change
> the scheduling parameters of a process.

Scheduling parameters generally apply to a *thread*, not a process.
There is nothing wrong with a library changing those parameters for its
own thread.  (However, creating new threads that the application doesn't
know about it can bring its own problems.  It is common practice on
Windows and has led to some nasty bugs and workarounds there.)


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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