GATE | GATE-CS-2001 | Question 17

The process of assigning load addresses to the various parts of the program and adjusting the code and date in the program to reflect the assigned addresses is called
(A) Assembly
(B) Parsing
(C) Relocation
(D) Symbol resolution

Answer: (C)

Relocation of code is the process done by the linker-loader when a program is copied from external storage into main memory.

A linker relocates the code by searching files and libraries to replace symbolic references of libraries with actual usable addresses in memory before running a program.

Thus, option (C) is the answer.

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