Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2002 11:58:43
On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 08:48:38PM +0200, Lennart Augustsson wrote:

 > % The non-trivial part being to get all the information from the
 >   statically linked binary into tables that dlopen() can access.
 >   This part will probably need some fiddling while linking.

You also have to fully re-implement most of ld.elf_so, including all of
the dependency processing and all of the relocation stuff.

As I said, dlopen() requires the ELF dynamic linker.  Whether or not you
reimplement it from scratch or use the one we already have is up to you.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>