rethinking RTLD_NOW for loading plug-in modules

Douglas E. Engert deengert at
Tue May 1 11:35:13 EDT 2007

So it sounds like during developement, LD_BIND_NOW would show
most of the problems. And its use should be encouraged for plugin
developers during testing.

Nicolas Williams wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 08:45:30PM -0400, Tom Yu wrote:
>> Are people in favor of abandoning the RTLD_NOW requirement?
> Yes.  Perhaps we need a version of RTLD_NOW that is not fully recursive.
> Until then folks who want this can use LD_BIND_NOW.
> Also, you could make this an option in the mechglue config file, an
> option in the app context (assuming you add one :) or leave it to
> mechanism plugin developers to use -z now if they like.
> Nico


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