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SubjectRe: [PATCH] basic perf support for sparc
On Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 10:54:30PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> The problem is that at least on f11, libbfd.so is a... linker script,
> not an ELF shared library as the name seemed to imply.
>

Ugh, that's weird. My fedora boxes are the same, but it's correctly a
symlink on my Debian box.
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Aug 3 23:30 /usr/lib/libbfd.so ->
libbfd-2.19.51.20090723.so

Kind of strange it's a reference to bfd.a too. :/

> But if I cheat and do a dlopen on the full name, that includes the
> version, it works. Argh, I don't know why this has to be so contorted,
> does anybody here understands this?
>
> Anyway, the reworked patch below works and additionally doesn't dlopens
> at each DSO, but just once and only if it finds a symbol starting with
> an underscore, an heuristic to avoid loading bfd if we don't need it.
>

Looks better than mine. :)

cheers, Kyle


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