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[lvm-devel] Re: [PATCHES] dmeventd and dynamic library segtypes

On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, Mikulas Patocka wrote:

> Hi
> Here are two patches to make dmeventd work with library segtypes.
> The first one makes dmeventd debuggable (it always attempted to kill the 
> parent process, even if it didn't work), the second one fixes exported 
> symbols.
> I also attach a stacktrace where it tried to load the segtypes, as 
> Alasdair wanted.
> Mikulas

... an explanation what's happening there:

dmeventd loads libdevmapper-event-lvm2mirror.so.2.02 with dlopen without 
RTLD_GLOBAL (so that its symbols are available only explicitly with 

libdevmapper-event-lvm2mirror.so.2.02 loads liblvm2cmd.so.2.02 as a 

liblvm2cmd.so.2.02 scans the config file and loads segment type libraries

one of the segment libraries is liblvm2snapshot.so.2.02. It needs symbols 
find_config_tree_str and print_log. It can't find them because

a) the symbols are in liblvm2cmd.so.2.02, but they are not exported.
b) libdevmapper-event-lvm2mirror.so.2.02 was loaded without RTLD_GLOBAL, 
so even exported symbols are not available.

The patch fixes both these things.


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