Anatomy of Linux dynamic libraries

Posted by Roger on Aug 26, 2008 3:46 AM EDT
IBM/developerworks; By M. Tim Jones
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Dynamically linked shared libraries are an important aspect of GNU/Linux. They allow executables to dynamically access external functionality at run time and thereby reduce their overall memory footprint. This article investigates the process of creating and using dynamic libraries, provides details on the various tools for exploring them, and explores how these libraries work under the hood.

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