Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: David Laight <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/25/2002 15:41:32
On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 06:05:05PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> The actual 'problem' is that references to code functions within a
> library have to be looked up (rather than being fixed to relative
> junps by the linker).  This is an ELF 'feature' that makes it easy
> for an application program to completely kill the operation of a
> library by 'accidentally' defining a function with the same name
> as a library function.

Hopefully 'prebind' will be able to detect such a 'feature' and report
it to user (or automatically fix it).


Bang Jun-Young <>