Subject: ld_elf.so proposal for selecting hw/dependent libraries
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 12/12/1999 16:42:15
Here's a brief update on what I am planning to implement for ld_elf.so
in order to solve the problem of selecting different libraries at runtime
depending on the capabilities of the hardware.
In /etc/ld.so.conf, add lines of the form
<library-name> <sysctl-machdep-name> <value>:<library-name> ...
For example ld.so.conf could contain:
m fpu_present 0:msoft 1:m387
There is no problem with compatibility with the current ld.so.conf, because
paths always start with a '/', so we can destinguish the two kinds of entries.