Subject: Re: Dynamic libpthread?
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: David Hopper <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/01/2003 00:34:57
Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 11:38:12PM -0800, David Hopper wrote:
>>I believe I read Nathan mention how this was a rarity (only in AIX, 
>>right?)-- but are there any plans to make the new libpthread 
 > [...]
> The point is, that you are not expected to use dlopen() at some time and load
> /usr/lib/, because of the interactions libpthread has with libc.
> If you link dynamically against libc and libpthread at link time, the
> magic in libc handles that and everything just works.

Ah, I see.  I was confusing 'dynamic' with 'runtime' linking.  So if I have:


in my /usr/lib, then I can expect everything to just work for binaries linked 
at compile time against, while newly compiled code hits 0.2. 
  I guess my point is, it would be lovely to have my userland hit the latest 
libpthread at runtime (though it's clear by now I'm sure that I never got past 
Pascal in college...  ;^)

> Martin