Loadable Module


Loadable Module is a Software library that may be loaded into RAM

Linux uses linked shared object#

Dynamically linked shared object libraries (.so)

There is only one form of this library but it can be used in two ways.

  • Dynamically linked at run time. The libraries must be available during compile/link phase. The shared objects are not included into the executable component but are tied to the execution.
  • Dynamically loaded/unloaded and linked during execution (i.e. browser plug-in) using the dynamic linking loader system functions.

Microsoft Windows#

Microsoft Windows uses Dynamic-Link Library (DLLs).


eDirectory uses several Loadable Module which are NDSD Loadable Module

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