[Talk] State of dynamic linking in various platforms...
peter.jeremy at alcatel.com.au
Thu Aug 22 14:58:09 EST 2002
On 2002-Aug-22 14:24:53 +1000, Luke Mewburn <lukem at wasabisystems.com> wrote:
> Statically linked /bin and /sbin. Rest dynamically linked
> against /usr/lib (with the linker in /usr/libexec/ld.elf_so).
Statically linked /bin and /sbin. Virtually everything else is
dynamically linked against /usr/lib. The runtime linker is
/usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1. There are a couple of exceptions like
cc(1), make(1), ld(1) to simplify recovery from a damaged libc.so
> Similar to NetBSD ???
I'd be very surprised if this was different to NetBSD.
>I'm working on a solution to making NetBSD have a dynamically linked
>"world", to solve a variety of problems (such as dlopen(3) not working
>for programs in /bin and /sbin because they're statically linked),
I think a more correct solution is add hooks so that it is possible
to call dlopen(3) from a static binary, rather than move to dynamic
linking. I think this topic has been thrashed out recently on one
of the FreeBSD lists and people aren't keen to move to a fully
dynamically linked FreeBSD.
Note that dynamic linking is not a cure-all for everything. There are
security and performance reasons for retaining the ability to link
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