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Re: dlopen() and libpthread

On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 08:05:11AM +0000, Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> And my question is: why should libpthread be forbidden for dlopen(3)?

Because it doesn't work correctly. libc behavior changes etc.
Explicitly erroring out is a *huge* improvement over silent corruption
as seen many, many times before.

You might want to check if the DSO really needs libpthread, in many
cases it isn't. E.g. if it just wants to use mutexes etc, but doesn't
create threads itself, the libc stubs are good enough.


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