[gst-devel] interposing / dup. symbols interest ...

Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net
Mon Dec 12 06:41:05 CET 2005

On Mon, 2005-12-12 at 13:26 +0000, michael meeks wrote:
> Hi Jan,
> On Mon, 2005-12-12 at 13:39 +0100, Jan Schmidt wrote:
> > Woah, thanks!
> 	No problem :-)
> > In general, none of the libraries installed in $PREFIX/gstreamer-0.??/
> > should export any symbol except gst_plugin_desc - everything else is
> > supposed to be accessed by registration with the GStreamer core. 
> 	Right; a link map or somesuch would be a good idea there I guess -
> should improve link performance too.

What's a link map? How would it be handy? :)

> 	It turns out that this ELF feature for which we pay a huge performance
> cost at link time is not only almost useless, but creates tons of silent
> bugs.

Which ELF feature? 

Mingling with this dark voodoo isn't going to cost me my soul, right?


Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net

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