Global impact analysis of dynamic library dependencies
Dr. Alva L. Couch
(in Proc. LISA 2001, San Diego CA)
Sowhat is an administrative tool that performs global impact analysis of
dynamic library dependencies for Solaris systems. Sowhat runs in
two phases. It first builds a database of dependencies offline in the
background, and then answers user queries and generates reports in real time
based upon stored knowledge. Using sowhat, one can find problems with
library bindings in large program repositories before these problems
annoy potential users.
``I can stands what I can stands, but I can't stands no more!'' - Popeye.
Alva L. Couch