Subject: Re: XFree dynamic loader
To: None <tech-x11@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/27/2005 14:31:08
In article <284C1AFD-B34A-4258-9346-48D358AAAA08@shagadelic.org>,
Jason Thorpe <email@example.com> writes:
> I'm told the point of XFree's own built-in loader is so that IT
> defines the ABI for the modules, and how they're loaded.
Which was good idea. I've seen people complaing on the XFree86 developer
list why they can't use "glibc" functions.
> This theoretically allows XFree modules for e.g. Linux load on NetBSD.
nVidia manages to work arround that nevertheless so their driver only
work on Linux.
> We already have DLOPEN_SUPPORT enabled for one of our platforms
> (though I forget which one).
> Anyway, a DLOPEN_SUPPORT_ONLY option might be nice.
What would that be good for?
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/