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Re: dlopen(3) and symbol conflicts

Emmanuel Dreyfus <> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 01:52:46PM +0100, Edgar Fu? wrote:
>> But any third-party program or library should be able to choose whichever 
>> symbol names it likes to choose (unless reserved by an official standard) 
>> without risking to interfere with the system C library, shouldn't it? What 
>> point would you make if Linux/GNU would pollute your favourite namespace 
>> with symbols from some ``XYZ interface present in Linux, Irix and Windows 
>> at least''?
> Agreed.

Ok, so, please, come back two releases later when we've got symbol
versioning, cleaned up library namespaces to perfection, etc, etc.

> Morover, it is disturbing that it works fine in a program linked
> with -lglusterfs but not in a program that dlopen() an object linked
> with -lglusterfs.

This is ELF feature/bug (I think dh@ has already mentioned that in
this thread).


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