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Re: (ITS#8797) improper use of gnutls causes segfault

> PAM should be using nss-pam-ldapd, not calling libldap directly. This
> is an architectural flaw in both GnuTLS and PAM, not an OpenLDAP bug.
> This ITS is invalid.

It's called _lib_ldap after all, so are other projects linking against /
dlopen()ing libldap doing the wrong thing?

Messing with other libraries global state and not undoing it on cleanup
isn't exactly what a well-behaved library should do. The gnutls
documentation explicitly mentions not to call gnutls_global_set_mutex
from libraries:
> Do not call this function from a library, or preferably from any
> application unless really needed to.