Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> Gilles Chanteperdrix wrote:
>>> Jan Kiszka wrote:
>>>> And instantly - you forget about dlopen scenarios which triggered the
>>>> bug in timeconv.
>>> I do not see why dlopen would trigger a bug. Could you explain it?
>> If you dlopen, say, libnative and call a symbol that uses some timeconv
>> constants, you have to make sure that the init code of libnative
>> initializes those variables that are later used.
> 
> That is where I do not follow you. dlopen is called after the startup of
> the other libs, so either it references its own variables, which are
> initialized once its constructor has been called. Or it references the
> variables of the posix lib (only native and posix use timeconv in
> user-space) which is already initialized.

In this case, dlopen was part of some constructor, and the ordering
turned out to be "unfortunate".

Jan

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