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Re: Permit libthread_db to work with a stripped libpthread

On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 05:40:53PM +0100, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 01:22:19PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > I accidentally broke thread debugging on Debian during the last glibc
> > update; it turned out that the difference was that I now stripped
> > libpthread-*.so.  The symbols libthread_db looks for were not dynamically
> > exported, so nothing could be resolved.
> > 
> > Is this OK?  While it does make some internal symbols available for linking
> > (booooo!) they're marked GLIBC_PRIVATE.  I think they can be made unlinkable
> > if that's necessary - compat_symbol, right?
> Exporting 49 new symbols in .dynsym is IMHO very bad idea.
> Using strip -g instead of strip is not that big difference.
> Perhaps if you changed those 49 symbols into one new .dynsym symbol
> (but done in some way to avoid growth of dynamic relocations if possible)...

I'll just drop this patch and make a note of the problem, then.

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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