ELF extension for starting symbol search from module dependencies

Maciej W. Rozycki macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl
Fri Aug 23 07:59:00 GMT 2002

On 22 Aug 2002, Luca Barbieri wrote:

> >  Do you suggest your proposed change should only be activated for the png
> > library? 
> The proposed change is activated for everything that is compiled with
> the -Blocal linker option.

 Then you have to deal with consistency issues.  They do not exist for
self-contained libraries that act locally only like png, but they may
arise with libraries that interact with the outer world, e.g. any that
makes use of networking.  For example using different versions of the X11
library by different parts of a process will certainly lead to surprises.

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
+        e-mail: macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl, PGP key available        +

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