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Re: [PATCH] Split self-dlopen tests from elf/tst-dlopen-aout

On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 11:06 AM Florian Weimer <> wrote:
> From the beginning, elf/tst-dlopen-aout has exercised two different
> bugs: (a) failure to report errors for a dlopen of the executable
> itself in some cases (bug 24900) and (b) incorrect rollback of the
> TLS modid allocation in case of a dlopen failure (bug 16634).
> This patch retains elf/tst-dlopen-aout for (b) and introduces a new
> set of tests, elf/tst-dlopen-self, for (a).  The elf/tst-dlopen-aout
> tests use the elf/tst-dlopen-self binaries (or iconv), so they are
> no longer self-dlopen tests.

I don't know the dynamic linker well enough to review this change in
detail.  I like the idea of splitting up these two tests.  I want to
suggest that the (b) test should be renamed to something more
descriptive at the same time as (a) is moved to its own binary.
tst-dlopen-aout sounds like it tests something to do with an ELF
executable trying to dlopen() an a.out-format shared library.  (I
don't know if that was ever a thing that worked, but I could easily
believe that some ancient attempt to make it work had backward
compatibility implications that we're still stuck with, at least on
the older ABIs.)


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