Subject: Re: XFree dynamic loader
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 03/27/2005 14:31:08
In article <>,
	Jason Thorpe <> 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).

It's NetBSD-sgimips.

> Anyway, a DLOPEN_SUPPORT_ONLY option might be nice.

What would that be good for?

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler