Subject: Re: dl* functions on ELF platforms
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/23/2000 10:28:21
On Wed, 23 Feb 2000 16:31:55 +0900 
 "T.SHIOZAKI" <> wrote:

 > On ELF platforms, the GNU ld does not embed symbols that are not needed
 > at link time, except that -export-dynamic or -shared is specified
 > explicitly.  Therefore, dl* functions, defined in crt0.o, may not be
 > taken in the shared executable.  In most cases, it is not problem, but
 > it may make unresolved symbols in the case of revising the shared
 > libraries.  I experienced such problem when I implemented the dynamic
 > loadable locale module in the XPG4DL project.  See also:

Why don't we add --export-dynamic to the building of our crt0.o?  Would
that help?

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>