You are looking at the documentation for the 1.3 version of the Apache HTTP Server, which is no longer maintained, and has been declared "end of life". If you are in fact still using the 1.3 version, please consider upgrading. The current version of the server is 2.4.
This module is obsolete. As of version 1.3 of Apache, it has been replaced with mod_so.
mod_dld.cfile, and is not compiled in by default. It provides for loading of executable code and modules into the server at start-up time, using the GNU dld library.
Note that for some reason,
seems to be required for just about everything.
Note: that DLD needs to read the symbol table out of the server binary when starting up; these commands will fail if the server can't find its own binary when it starts up, or if that binary is stripped.
The LoadFile directive links in the named object files or libraries when the server is started; this is used to load additional code which may be required for some module to work. Filename is relative to ServerRoot.
The LoadModule directive links in the object file or library
filename and adds the module structure named
module to the list of active modules. Module
is the name of the external variable of type
module in the file. Example:
loads the module in the modules subdirectory of the ServerRoot.
LoadModule ai_backcompat_module modules/mod_ai_backcompat.o