Subject: Re: dlopen() status
To: None <James.Macnicol@faceng.anu.edu.au>
From: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
Date: 01/04/2001 16:14:16
> From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 10:53:02AM +1100, James Macnicol wrote:
> > I had NetBSD running on my PC164 some months ago but due to the
> > apparent lack of the dlopen() family of calls I couldn't use it with my
> > current project. Is this available in 1.5, or is it still missing? This
> > machine is causing me no end of pain (SCSI lockups in any version of Linux
> > I try, FreeBSD install floppies freezing up) ... at least NetBSD seemed to
> > run correctly. Would like to try it again.
> NetBSD has had dlopen() and friends for quite some time!
What's the exact symptom? Sometimes dlopen() fails when people don't link
the module that's being runtime loaded with --export-dynamic; this is the
second question in the NetBSD ELF FAQ, and that FAQ is the second link in
the NetBSD/alpha FAQ.