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Re: /usr/lib vs /usr/libexec

Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org> writes:

> You asked why the GNU linker, which does not need to be 'ls' and does
> not need to look at the list of files in any directory, scaled well
> with the size of the directory.  That's the question I answered.

How does ld determine that -latoheun will fail, other than by listing
the directory O(n)?  How does ld find -lfoo, without searching through,
on average, half the entries?


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