Programming Interfaces Guide

Shared Libraries

Time-sharing processes can save significant amounts of memory by using dynamically linked, shared libraries. This type of linking is implemented through a form of file mapping. Dynamically linked library routines cause implicit reads.

Real-time programs can set the environment variable LD_BIND_NOW to a non-NULL value when the program is invoked. Setting the value of this environment value allows the use of shared libraries while avoiding dynamic binding. This procedure also forces all dynamic linking to be bound before the program begins execution. See the Linker and Libraries Guide for more information.