VMMaker/Plugins newbee question

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Fri Oct 28 22:44:47 UTC 2005

To which I replied that in this particular case I don't care because I 
want to make sure that the plugin is present and functioning. Do we 
really need to rehash the whole discussion?

   - A.

tim Rowledge wrote:
> On 28-Oct-05, at 12:55 PM, Andreas Raab wrote:
>> tim Rowledge wrote:
>>> I see that in the latest copy of sqWin32Intel. on my machine there  
>>> is  an explicit call to ioInitSecurity() which is completely  wrong; 
>>> it  forces you to have the security plugin linked directly  to the 
>>> vm   core. There simply isn't any need to do this. The  plugin will 
>>> get  loaded and initialized when it is needed.
>> Sigh. We've had this discussion a couple of years ago already and  
>> nothing has changed since. So let me repeat what I explained to you  
>> back then: If you want to ensure that you can load an image in  
>> secured mode, you cannot wait until that image voluntarily loads  the 
>> plugin (because it never will). You *have* to initialize the  plugin 
>> automatically and you *have* to do that before the image is  even loaded.
> Sigh. We've had this discussion about five years ago and nothing has  
> changed since. So let me explain what I said back then;  that is not  an 
> excuse for making a direct call to a function in a plugin. How  about 
> using the correct ioLoadFunction() call that is specifically  intended 
> to provide clean, safe access to a plugin function? You even  commented 
> it as the correct way to do this.
> tim

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