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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: FW: httpd.exp for Apache 2.0.43
Date Tue, 03 Jun 2003 00:27:22 GMT
Stas Bekman wrote:

> When I've ported mod_perl 2.0 build to AIX, I have resorted to just 
> using -berok (which is one of the flags enabled by -G). -G itself didn't 
> quite work, I don't remember why. However I was told that it depends on 
> which compiler is used, I've heard that this postpone-symbol-resolving 
> doesn't always work.

actually I should have said " -Wl,-brtl", as that is what we use with 
apr (and any apr apps that pick up apr ldflags)...  as you pointed out, 
-G is more than just rtl

the only part that I've heard depends on the compiler is this:

libtool doesn't enable run-time linking with gcc in cases where it would 
do so for the IBM compiler

Apache handled this issue for apxs starting in 2.0.45 by doing something 
we should have done all along: pull in APR's ldflags when linking DSOs 
so that we no longer relied on libtool to enable run-time linking

the only part I've heard about where run-time linking doesn't always 
work is when two pieces of code implement the same symbol, since there 
is a flat namespace... traditional AIX dynamic linking is two-level 
namespace, where for each symbol the binary indicates which library will 
resolve it

if mod_perl is built with apxs or with apr-config ldflags, then it uses 
run-time linking...  Jens-Uwe Mager had done a lot of work with mod_perl 
and Apache 1.3 on AIX and indicated that run-time linking was the way to 
go...  that, and anecdotes from other folks with mod_perl on AIX, 
influenced the choice to use run-time linking by default with apr and 
Apache 2.0

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