Understanding the Linux Kernel says
The kernel has two key tasks to perform in managing modules. The first task is mak- ing sure the rest of the kernel can reach the module’s global symbols, such as the entry point to its main function. A module must also know the addresses of symbols in the kernel and in other modules. Thus, references are resolved once and for all when a module is linked. The second task consists of keeping track of the use of modules, so that no module is unloaded while another module or another part of the kernel is using it. A simple reference count keeps track of each module’s usage.
Is it correct that any shared library can be both dynamically linked (using
LD_LIBRARY_PATH), and dynamically loaded (by
Is a module a shared library to the Linux kernel?
How does Linux kernel dynamically use a module? Is it by dynamic linking (using
LD_LIBRARY_PATH), or dynamic loading (by