----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Sandiford" <email@example.com>
To: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: uclibc mips ld.so and undefined symbols with nonzero symbol
table entry st_value
> "Bradley D. LaRonde" <email@example.com> writes:
> > Even though it is pointing libdl to the libpthread stub for malloc,
> > it crash?
> Yeah. When you call a stub, $gp must already be set to the owning
> object's _gp. That's how the dynamic loader knows which GOT to change.
> In your case, libdl will be calling libpthread's stub with $gp set to
> libdl's _gp. The dynamic loader will therefore end up trying to change
> libdl's GOT, not libpthread's.
I read this in the spec:
All externally visible symbols, both defined and undefined,
must be hashed into the hash table.
Should libpthread's malloc stub be added to the hash table? I guess not,
but I think that might be happening (haven't verified), and libdl finding it
in there and thinking it is the real deal, not realizing it is just a stub.