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Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2019 04:19:32 -0600
From: "A. Wilcox" <>
Subject: Re: dlsym(handle) may search in unrelated libraries

On Feb 7, 2019, at 10:54 AM, Rich Felker <> wrote:
> However, a depth-first list of dependencies is also needed to solve the longstanding ctor-order issue discussed in several past threads (which I can look up if search doesn't turn them up for you). This is not a requirement of POSIX (which doesn't even have ctors), but it's a reasonable expectation we currently get wrong and I think it might be specified in ELF or some related sysv "standards".

It is part of the ELF 1.2 standard and is not only required by GLib, but also Nouveau, gtk-doc, some Qt apps, and others.

More info, including the spec citation, example failures, and the musl ML thread, can be found on our BTS:


A. Wilcox (Sent from my iPhone - not signed)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux
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