Static Linking

Laros, James
Tue Feb 22 18:25:00 GMT 2011

I would be very interested in this answer also, less the holy war
perspective. Dynamic libraries are difficult to deal with at very large
scale (50-100k nodes). I have nothing against dynamic libs but allowing
fully static builds is important for some niche areas.

James H. Laros III
Principal Member of Technical Staff
Scalable Computer Architectures
Sandia National Laboratories
(505) 845-8532

On 2/22/11 11:16 AM, "Julius Schmidt" <> wrote:

>Some functions in glibc like gethostbyaddr don't like to be statically
>(well, you can, but they require the dynamic libraries, defeating the
>of static linking). Is there some rationale behind this? (beyond hurr
>static linking sucks why do you use it; i know, Ulrich)
>I don't mean to start a religious flamewar about static vs dynamic
>linking; I'd just like to hear why this decision was made.

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