Technically an API break
levitte at openssl.org
Thu May 7 11:15:04 UTC 2020
On Thu, 07 May 2020 10:31:42 +0200,
Tomas Mraz wrote:
> On Thu, 2020-05-07 at 09:24 +0100, Matt Caswell wrote:
> > PR11589 makes a change to the public API function
> > `SSL_set_record_padding_callback` to change its return type from void
> > to
> > int:
> > https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/11589
> > This is technically an API break - but it doesn't seem too serious.
> > It's
> > possible, I suppose, that existing applications that use this will
> > fail
> > to spot the error return since this function can now fail. The
> > function
> > itself was only recently added (in 1.1.1), and I suspect real-world
> > usage is very small (or possibly nil).
> > Is this considered ok?
> I would say this is an acceptable thing if it is documented (which it
> is in the PR). Especially because the error return can happen only when
> the application sets up the SSL to use kernel TLS.
I agree with this assessment.
Richard Levitte levitte at openssl.org
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