Subject: Re: ELF dlsym() bugs?
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/19/1999 13:37:01
Yes, the patch in bin/5890 looks like it'd fix this specific problem.

I'm concerned by the comment in elf.ld_so that the search should
start at the (library-dependence) DAG rooted at the handle passed to
dlsym().  Maybe thats how dlsym() is supposed to work on ELF.

If so, the overly-conservative patch in 5890 might break something
legitimate, which currently works (due to the overly-liberal search).