Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2012 20:07:53 +0100 From: Szabolcs Nagy <nsz@...t70.net> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: static linking and dlopen * Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> [2012-12-09 12:54:52 -0500]: > just links everything together the right way. It's not clear to me > whether this would be easy to change; it's possible that, due to > always using dynamic linking internally, a number of dependencies on > dynamic-linking-related behavior (symbol interposition, accessing > things via dlsym, etc.) crept into the code, and would be painful to > exorcise (especially under the constraint of not breaking their > dynamic builds). i guess it's hard to fix (legacy from netscape 2.0) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NPAPI https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Gecko_Plugin_API_Reference/Plug-in_Basics this plugin system is a core part of dom and uses the nspr (netscape portable runtime) to do the dlopen/dlclose/dlsym https://www.mozilla.org/projects/nspr/reference/html/prlink.html and most likely there are other dynamic linking dependencies, this is just an obvious one
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