New CPU & OS Platform System Properties

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Wed Jan 9 05:17:21 PST 2013

On 01/08/2013 09:29 PM, Bob Vandette wrote:

> Embedded processors support a variety of CPU configurations that are not all binary compatible.  If a developer needs to provide native binaries for one or more of these configurations, they need a way of querying the platform constraints in order to load the appropriate JNI shared library.

I wonder if it might be better to shift the burden of selecting a 
working DSO to try to dlopen() several DSOs, until you find one 
that works.

This would need a precise ABI specification at the ELF level, and 
would have to reject loading ABI-incompatible DSOs.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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