What’s the difference between an absolute loader and a relocatable loader?

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What's the difference between an absolute loader and a relocatable loader?

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Welcome to ITKE, rimasumita! An absolute loader is the simplest type of loading scheme that loads the file into memory at the location specified by the beginning portion (header) of the file, then it passes control to the program.

A relocatable loader, on the other hand, actually loads the program anywhere in memory (which alters the various addresses as required to ensure correct referencing).

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