Oracle® Solaris 11.2 Linkers and Libraries Guide

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Updated: July 2014

Post-Startup Dynamic Loading

A shared object containing only dynamic TLS can be loaded following process startup without limitations. The runtime linker extends the list of initialization records to include the initialization template of the new object. The new object is given an index of m = M + 1. The counter M is incremented by 1. However, the allocation of new TLS blocks is deferred until the blocks are actually referenced.

When a shared object that contains only dynamic TLS is unloaded, the TLS blocks used by that shared object are freed.

A shared object containing static TLS can be loaded following process startup with limitations. Static TLS references can only be satisfied from any remaining backup TLS reservation. See Program Startup. This reservation is limited in size. In addition, this reservation can only provide storage for uninitialized TLS data items.

A shared object that contains static TLS is never unloaded. The shared object is tagged as non-deletable as a consequence of processing the static TLS.