# 2: Dynamic Load

Syntax: file symbol 2: (cfn;rnk), 2:[file symbol;(cfn;rnk)]

Where

• file symbol is a file symbol
• cfn is the name of a C function (symbol)
• rnk its rank (int)

returns a function that calls it.

Suppose we have a C function in cpu.so with the prototype

K q_read_cycles_of_this_cpu(K x);


assign it to read_cycles:

read_cycles:cpu 2:(q_read_cycles_of_this_cpu;1)


If the shared library, as passed, does not exist, kdb+ will try to load it from $QHOME/os, where os is the operating system and architecture acronym, e.g. l64, w64, etc. If using a relative path which does not resolve to reside under $QHOME/os, ensure that LD_LIBRARY_PATH contains the required absolute search path for that library. (On Windows, use PATH instead of LD_LIBRARY_PATH.)