[lug] Module support (kernel compile)

rm at mamma.varadinet.de rm at mamma.varadinet.de
Sat Aug 12 08:59:18 MDT 2000

On Sat, Aug 12, 2000 at 06:11:19AM -0600, B O'Fallon wrote:
> In the Windows world, aren't these called .DLL files?

No. The equivalent to .DLLs are shared libraries (xxx.so).
Kernel modules have a similar internal structure but are 
used from code within the kernel as oposed to shared libraries
that are used by user space applications (this makes a lot of


> Chan Kar Heng wrote:
> > loadable kernel modules are codes/routines of these devices
> > compiled separately into another file. the kernel may
> > load them when required.
> >
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