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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] authz: optimize linking of objects for authoriz

From: Richard Henderson
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] authz: optimize linking of objects for authorization services
Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 10:40:20 -0400
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On 5/21/19 10:39 AM, Richard Henderson wrote:
> On 5/21/19 5:32 AM, Daniel P. Berrangé wrote:
>> The core authorization API is a dependancy of the crypto code for the
>> TLS servers. The TLS server code is pulled into anything which links
>> to the crypto objects, which is every QEMU tool. This in turns means
>> that every tool ended up linking to the authz code, which in turn
>> pulls in the PAM library dep.
>> This splits the authz code so that everything links to the base object
>> which defines the API. Only the system emulators and qemu-nbd link to
>> the object classes providing the implementations of the authz object
>> API. This has the effect of removing the PAM library dep from qemu-img,
>> qemu-io and other helper tools.
>> Signed-off-by: Daniel P. Berrangé <address@hidden>
>> ---
>>  Makefile            | 5 +++--
>>  Makefile.objs       | 1 +
>>  Makefile.target     | 3 ++-
>>  authz/Makefile.objs | 9 +++++----
>>  4 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
> No changes to tests/?  Surely that means some tests no longer link?

Or I could notice your v2, farther down in my mailbox...  ;-)


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