Re: static real time

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On Sun, 2007-09-09 at 09:44 -0700, Les wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-09-07 at 21:21 +0000, Mike -- EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
> > I have a simple test program using threads, etc. that
> > compiles, links, and runs correctly, BUT if I try to
> > link with -static, it get various undefined variables
> > related to condition variables and mutexes.
> > 
> > Why is this?  Is there something I can do about it?
> > 
> > BTW, I do have /usr/lib/librt.a
> > 
> > Thanks for your help.
> > 
> > Mike.
> > 
> Hi, Mike,
> 	I didn't see an answer to your question, so I'll give it a try...
> Static means that the libraries as well as the code is statically
> linked.  This would cause the libraries to remain in memory and you
> could step through them.  But lots of libraries and drivers are not
> re-entrant, a requirement for threading.  Thus when you statically link,
> step into one of those bits of code, your system would stop.  
> 	I suspect your question about the other variables are something to do
> with statically linking these non-re-entrant libraries, but I cannot
> confirm that.  I haven't used static linking for a long time.  Generally
> it is only useful when debugging some errant link between your code and
> a relevant library, but some debuggers won't work without static links.
> If yours is the latter case, it may be time to look to another debugger.
> If the former case, you may have to do some discussion with the relevant
> library source code outside the debugger to see if perhaps the
> non-re-entrant bits are the original problem, and in that case, a
> bugzilla of the relevant library might be in order.  But you should
> realize that some libraries are never going to be re-entrant, either due
> to the resources they address, or due to the nature of the processing
> they handle.
> 	Of course I could be wrong
> Regards,
> Les 
Why would a statically linked library be any less re-entrant then a
dynamically linked library?

There is another reason for statically linking a module. It will run
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