[vlc-devel] [PATCH] gnutls: disable False Start

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Sat Feb 23 08:18:03 CET 2019

But this is not a bug, when I read the documentation I understand that we can't use false start with multi threads. For me, the bug is on us. 

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019, at 23:28, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le vendredi 22 février 2019, 20:18:04 EET Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> > On Fri, Feb 22, 2019, at 17:06, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > > Le vendredi 22 février 2019, 17:18:00 EET Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> > > > What about linux distribs ?
> > > 
> > > That's not my problem anymore than any other bugs in some library versions
> > 
> > That is my problem then. I don't care who is the culprit, if we can do a fix
> > in VLC, we should do it.
> No it's not your problem either, unless you are integrator for a Linux 
> distribution. You can of course help Linux distros if you want to - though at 
> least Debian was already notified and provided one possible solution.
> Not all bugs can be fixed within projects that you have commit rights to. This 
> cannot be fixed in upstream VLC. There are, regardless of questionable notions 
> of "guilt", plainly no known ways to detect broken versus non-broken False 
> Start support a priori - unless GnuTLS comes from contribs.
> Even if we assumed that GnuTLS 3.6.7 would be fixed as per current GnuTLS 
> milestones, there are no ways to know if a distro has applied a patch while 
> retaining a "known broken" version number.
> This is neither the first nor the last time that VLC is hit by bugs in 
> underlying libraries. It would also not be the first time that version number 
> checks do not work. We have had far worse issues with e.g. libintl or live555 
> crashing, that we could not fix except in contribs. You have to learn to live 
> with that.
> In other words, you cannot fix bugs against an unknown.
> -- 
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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