dlmopen with RTLD_GLOBAL

Elliott Slaughter elliottslaughter@gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 18:37:00 GMT 2017

On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 11:27 AM, Florian Weimer <fweimer@redhat.com> wrote:
> On 06/30/2017 11:52 PM, Elliott Slaughter wrote:
>> main:
>>   dlmopen(LM_ID_NEWLM, "libpython2.7.so", RTLD_DEEPBIND | RTLD_LOCAL |
>>   from inside user Python script:
>>     import some_native_module
>>     this causes Python to execute the following (remember this is
>> inside the new namespace):
>>       dlopen("some_native_module.so", ...)
>> If RTLD_GLOBAL is an option with dlmopen, then the symbols can be
>> exposed within the new namespace, and subsequent dlopen calls to
>> shared objects that do not explicitly mention Python will succeed.
> What happens if you reload libpython2.7.so with RTLD_GLOBAL within the
> namespace?

I believe there is an outstanding bug for that:


Though if it were fixed then yes, I think that would be sufficient.

Elliott Slaughter

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