Why my application with large number of shared libraries loads slow ?

Solution In Progress - Updated -


  • Application relies on dlopen(string_name, RTLD_LAZY|RTLD_GLOBAL); on a large amount of shared libraries.
  • Before glibc 2.12 it was average 10 times faster to load.
  • Is upstream RFE Improve performance of dynamic loader for deeply nested DSO dependencies being tracked in RHEL ?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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