[Mono-dev] Mono-INFO: DllImport loading location: 'libc.so.6.so'.

Lionel Tricon lionel.tricon at free.fr
Wed Apr 9 14:47:24 EDT 2008


i Work for the klik(2) project and during our tests to support mono, we found 
that a '.so' suffix is added to each library before trying to load them. Mono 
works but is very slow on starting.

Mono-INFO: DllImport attempting to load: 'libc.so.6'.
Mono-INFO: DllImport loading location: 'libc.so.6.so'.
Mono-INFO: DllImport error loading library: 'libc.so.6.so: Ne peut ouvrir le 
fichier d'objet partagé: Aucun fichier ou répertoire de ce type'.
Mono-INFO: DllImport loading library: './libc.so.6.so'.
Mono-INFO: DllImport error loading library './libc.so.6.so

I put a glance into the mono source version 1.2.4 and isolated the part of 
code which contains both warning messages (file mono/metadata/loader.c) :

 "DllImport attempting to load: '%s'.", new_scope);
 if (!module) {
 void *iter = NULL;
 while ((full_name = mono_dl_build_path (NULL,file_name, &iter))) {
 "DllImport loading location: '%s'.", full_name);

For me, only mono_dl_build_path() is able to add the '.so' suffix.

If you review this function (file mono/utils/mono-dl.c), it's clear that mono 
add '.so' at the end of the file name :

mono_dl_build_path (const char *directory, const char *name, void **iter)
        if (directory && *directory)
                res = g_strconcat (directory, G_DIR_SEPARATOR_S, prefix, name, 
suffixes [idx], NULL);
                res = g_strconcat (prefix, name, suffixes [idx], NULL);

directory=NULL and iter=NULL when this function is called, so we automaticaly 
add suffixes[idx] to the name parameter. And since idx=0 and 
suffixes[0]='.so' .....

For me, the source code should be :

if (directory && *directory)
                res = g_strconcat (directory, G_DIR_SEPARATOR_S, prefix, name, 
suffix, NULL);
                res = g_strconcat (prefix, name, suffix, NULL);

As it's said : "if the platform prefix is already provided, we suppose the 
caller knows the full name already".

Suffix is correctly declared but not used at all after.

Best regards,
Lionel Tricon

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