cvs commit: src/libexec/rtld-elf debug.c rtld.1 rtld.c rtld.h

Alexander Kabaev kabaev at
Wed Jun 18 22:01:33 PDT 2003

On Thu, 19 Jun 2003 00:40:04 -0400 (EDT)
"Matthew N. Dodd" <mdodd at> wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Jun 2003, Alexander Kabaev wrote:
> > Just out of curiosity what does that buy you compared to
> > objdump/readelf tools? Frankly I do not think this kind of logging
> > output belongs to rtld and would like to see this patch backed out.
> > It is also possible there are some advantages I am missing, in that
> > case an explanation will be very much appreciated.
> This allows you to see what relocations were performed.
> No other tools in the tree provide this functionality.
> Anyone working with the MD bits has probably used similar code at one
> point or another.
   True, but these helper functions usually never hit the tree as they
are considered to be very task specific and probably not interesting for
a majority of our user base.

   I am withdrawing my objections with a note that ever growing amount
of diagnostic functionality in rtld will have to be addressed some day.
There is an option to offload most of it into a separate demand-loaded
library in a manner similar to Solaris. 

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