If there actually is no (longer) problems with
at run-time, I'd agree to deprecate.
I'm imagine it existed because there was such a problem with
dynamically creating patterns at run-time, but don't know/remember
what it was.
Now that you mention it - yes, there still is a problem as far as I know.
seems to be the
This probably means that we will either have to limit p1 & p2 to only be
allowed when Bro is not processing traffic yet too - or fix the cleanup of
the DFA data structures.