The use of $HWCAP within a filter enables one or more filtees to provide implementations of interfaces that are defined within the filter.
All shared objects within the specified $HWCAP directory are inspected to validate their availability, and to sort those found appropriate for the process. Once sorted, all objects are loaded in preparation for use.
A filtee can be built with the link-editor's -z endfiltee option to indicate that it is the last of the available filtees. A filtee identified with this option, terminates the sorted list of filtees for that filter. No objects sorted after this filtee are loaded for the filter. From the previous example, if the filter.so.2 filtee was tagged with -z endfiltee, the filtee search would be as follows.
$ LD_DEBUG=symbols prog ..... 01424: symbol=foo; lookup in file=libfoo.so.1 [ ELF ] 01424: symbol=foo; lookup in file=hwcap/filtee.so.2 [ ELF ] .....