Subject: Re: Dynamic libpthread?
To: David Hopper <email@example.com>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/01/2003 09:36:30
On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 12:34:57AM -0800, David Hopper wrote:
> in my /usr/lib, then I can expect everything to just work for binaries
> linked at compile time against libpthread.so.0.1, while newly compiled code
> hits 0.2.
Actually the old compiled code will pickup 0.2 too. It would not pick up
1.0 (different major version number).
So everything is just as you want it ;-)
What not works is that your app pretends to be not threaded at link time
and later decides "oh, might as well use libpthread now". But I'd call
that app broken. Of course it could say "I might be threaded", link against
libpthread and not start any threads most of the time - that would work fine.