[Dev] Tizen 3.0 proposal for applications launch

Carsten Haitzler c.haitzler at samsung.com
Wed Oct 16 03:42:38 GMT 2013

On 10/16/2013 01:24 AM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On terça-feira, 15 de outubro de 2013 17:35:13, ?ukasz Stelmach wrote:
>>> This is not madness. Before we had dynamic shared libraries we had
>>> static shared libraries. No runtime linking required, everything is
>>> done via table lookups. You can't delete interfaces from a static
>>> shared library, so they make development slightly more difficult. They
>>> are lots faster.
>> a.out? I may be too young to remember.
> Yeah, that's pre-ELF. It's also before my day. My first Linux install still had
> a.out support and libc.so.4, but that was only for compatibility.
> ELF is a big beast, however. To speed up, I recommend prelinking libraries,
> executables, using techniques like ELF symbol visibility, protected
> visibility, -Bsymbolic, etc.

i'm not so sure on prelinking. it does have perf upsides, but comes with 
downsides. namely ANY change of a shared lib (eg upgrade, security fix 
etc.) requires re-running prelink on all binaries and other shred libs 
that depend on it. this is costly and requires a lot of tracking. it 
also negates the ability to keep md5/sha1 hashes of all files in a 
"secure place" and compare against it to detect intrusion and hacking... 
:( prelink is a bit of a faustian bargain... :)

> See
> http://www.macieira.org/blog/2012/01/sorry-state-of-dynamic-libraries-on-linux/
> http://www.macieira.org/blog/2012/01/update-and-benchmark-on-the-dynamic-library-proposals/
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