shared libraries and memory

Mike - EMAIL IGNORED m_d_berger_1900 at
Sat Jul 1 16:10:52 UTC 2006

On Sun, 02 Jul 2006 00:37:04 +1000, David Timms wrote:

> Mike - EMAIL IGNORED wrote:
>> When I use a shared library, is it all in memory,
>> or is only the object code currently in use in
>> memory?  I ask because I have some object code
>> that will be used only rarely.
> Are you asking whether if you have a 1 MB .so library loaded whether 
> just the functions you are calling get loaded into memory or the whole 
> .so file ?
> {I don't know the answer!}
> DaveT.

Yes. Additionally, when the exe using the function exits and
no other exe is using it, is the memory freed?

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