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Cisco Command Summary. Dynamically Loaded (DL) Libraries. Dynamically loaded (DL) libraries are libraries that are loaded at times other than during the startup of a program.

Dynamically Loaded (DL) Libraries

They're particularly useful for implementing plugins or modules, because they permit waiting to load the plugin until it's needed. For example, the Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) system uses DL libraries to permit administrators to configure and reconfigure authentication. They're also useful for implementing interpreters that wish to occasionally compile their code into machine code and use the compiled version for efficiency purposes, all without stopping. For example, this approach can be useful in implementing a just-in-time compiler or multi-user dungeon (MUD). In Linux, DL libraries aren't actually special from the point-of-view of their format; they are built as standard object files or standard shared libraries as discussed above. The interface used by Linux is essentially the same as that used in Solaris, which I'll call the ``dlopen()'' API. 4.3. dlsym()

Shared Libraries. Modifying a Dynamic Library Without Changing the Source Code. Sometimes, you might want to determine what is happening in a shared library without modifying the library (have you tried to build glibc lately?). Other times, you might want to override only a few functions within a library and get them to do something else--force a process to a specific CPU, prevent a specific USB message from being sent and so on. All of these tasks are possible if you use the LD_PRELOAD environment variable and a small shim program placed between the application and the library. Using static and shared libraries across platforms. I produced hereafter some information about shared libraries on different systems.

Using static and shared libraries across platforms

However, this information is probably very sparse on details and may even not be up-to-date. Actually, keeping track of changes is nearly impossible. The definitive information usually comes from the operating system docs. Beginner's Guide to Linkers. This article is intended to help C & C++ programmers understand the essentials of what the linker does.

Beginner's Guide to Linkers

I've explained this to a number of colleagues over the years, so I decided it was time to write it down so that it's more widely available (and so that I don't have to explain it again). [Updated March 2009 to include more information on the pecularities of linking on Windows, plus some clarification on the one definition rule.] A typical example of what triggers this explanation is when I help someone who has a link error like: If your reaction to this is 'almost certainly missing extern "C"' then you probably already know everything in this article. Table of Contents Naming of Parts: What's in a C File. System Call Table. From WikiContent The kernel is the heart of an operating system.

System Call Table

It is responsible for such core functionality as memory management, process scheduling, TCP/IP networking, and so on. Section 7.2.  Intercepting System Calls. 7.2.

Section 7.2.  Intercepting System Calls

Intercepting System Calls Processes run in two modes: user and kernel. Most of the time processes run under the user mode when they have access to limited resources. Interrupt and exception handling. Minou/ldx-box. () NOTE: click here if you get an empty page. LD.SO(8) Linux Programmer's Manual LD.SO(8),* - dynamic linker/loader The programs and* find and load the shared libraries needed by a program, prepare the program to run, and then run it.

What is the debian way to update Library path? Library Interposer. Intercept file open system call. Tuning with Library Interposers. Building library interposers for fun and profit. April 11, 2001, 1:50 PM — Summary: Library interposition is a useful technique for tuning performance, collecting runtime statistics, or debugging applications.

Building library interposers for fun and profit

This article offers helpful tips and tools for working with the technique and gets you started on your own interposer. Most of today's applications use shared libraries and dynamic linking, especially for such system libraries as the standard C library (libc), or the X Window or OpenGL libraries. HELP! Problem getting interposer/LD_PRELOAD working - comp.unix.programmer. Intercepting system calls on Linux. The Commodore 64 Emulator: Emulating Pointers in a sandbox when the real thing is not allowed. Late last week, I cracked open the Commodore 64 emulator code once again, in preparation to post it.

The Commodore 64 Emulator: Emulating Pointers in a sandbox when the real thing is not allowed

However, I had to have a change made to the source control on CodePlex, so I had a few days to make some changes. So far, it's shaping up quite nicely: I went back to the latest version of the Frodo C64 emulator source code and decided to port some of their changes over to this version. Frodo is written in C and C++, and makes very heavy use of pointers (and not always safe use of them, as there was at least one logical overrun). In the previous version, I had replaced pointers with array manipulation, but I did it in a way that resulted in an awful lot of array copies floating around. Using Assembly Language in Linux. By Phillip Last updated: Monday 8th January 2001.

Using Assembly Language in Linux

How to create a lightweight C code sandbox. Secure C Programming.