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From jean-frederic clere <jfrederic.cl...@fujitsu-siemens.com>
Subject Re: inetd-type architecture?
Date Fri, 22 Jun 2001 06:56:13 GMT
Michael Tokarev wrote:
> 
> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> >
> []
> > srvsvcd's job is also to handle the dependencies for service startup.
> >
> > we could look at the linux kernel 'Calculating module dependencies'
> > code to get an algorithm to work out the startup order.
> 
> Why, why, why this is needed????  Why not to use runtime linker for
> this?  If some service a needs a routine from a service b, and a
> explicitly (and I mean: explicitly) knows that, why not link a with
> b, like this:
>   ld -o a.so a.o ... b.so
> ?  If it is not obvious that a depends of functionality of b (maybe
> because there may be many b's implementations), then place that
> functionality to plain (shared) library (that is also have it's own
> dependances as well), and again, allow runtime linker to do ITS
> job.  Is there runtime linker now that can't load other libraries
> when loading some shared object?

Yes, or even plateforms with no "real" runtime linker.

> 
> Or I completely missed the point here (probably)?
> 
> Regards,
>  Michael.

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