Subject: Re: dlopen() status
To: None <>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/04/2001 16:14:16
> From: Jason R Thorpe <>
> 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.