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(ITS#6811) Patch - Mozilla NSS - disable pkcs11 fork checking for the software token

Full_Name: Rich Megginson
Version: 2.4.23 (current CVS HEAD)
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/openldap-2.4.23-moznss-disable-nofork-20110127.patch
Submission from: (NULL) (

There are some applications that acquire a crypto context in the parent process
and expect that crypto context to work after a fork().  This does not work
with MozNSS using strict PKCS11 compliance mode.  We set the environment
variable NSS_STRICT_NOFORK=DISABLED in tlsm_init() to tell the software
encryption module/token to allow crypto contexts to persist across a fork(). 
However, if you are using some other module or encryption device that supports
and expects full PKCS11 semantics, the only recourse is to modify the
application to use atfork() handlers to save the crypto context in the parent
and restore (and SECMOD_RestartModules) the context in the child.

These patch files are derived from OpenLDAP Software. All of the
modifications to OpenLDAP Software represented in the following
patch(es) were developed by Red Hat. Red Hat has not assigned rights
and/or interest in this work to any party. I, Rich Megginson am
authorized by Red Hat, my employer, to release this work under the
following terms.

Red Hat hereby place the following modifications to OpenLDAP Software
(and only these modifications) into the public domain. Hence, these
modifications may be freely used and/or redistributed for any purpose
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