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Re: A revised patch for dlclose

On Wed, Mar 08, 2000 at 02:19:56AM +0100, Mark Kettenis wrote:
>    Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 17:03:21 -0800
>    From: "H . J . Lu" <>
>    Cc:,
>    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>    > HJ, please stop wasting your time pushing this patch.  The patch has
>    > several bad points, that you cannot fix without considerable changes
>    > to the way solib.c handles and caches the link map.
>    I just pointed out gdb needed to check the unloaded DSOs when handling
>    events. It is a serious bug to me and it should be fixed in 5.0. I
>    don't care how it is fixed.
> But I, and I hope most of the other GDB maintainers, do care how it is
> fixed!

That is fine with me as long as it is fixed in 5.0. There is no excuse
not to get gdb to work with dlclose. "I don't like the way it fixes the
bug" doesn't count unless you can provide a different approach. I
think it is unreasonable to have a perfect fix for every bug. We can
work a better one after 5.0 if we don't have the time now.


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