User Guide


Undefined Linker References to dlopen or dlsym


When linking your application program on Linux OS, you see linker (
) messages such as:
  • undefined reference to `dlopen'
  • undefined reference to `dlsym'


Intel® Advisor
uses dynamic loading. After you add the
(C/C++) line to include the
Intel Advisor
annotation definition file, you must specify the linker option
to enable dynamic loading.

Possible Solution

  • Do the following:
    1. Add the linker option
      to your command line, script, or make file.
    2. Review the options listed in the Build Your Target Application to ensure that you specified all required compiler and linker options (use the link below under See Also). If omitted, add missing options to your command line, script, or make file.
    3. Rebuild your program.

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