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Manual Reference Pages  -  ELF_END (3)

NAME

elf_end - release an ELF descriptor

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
See Also

LIBRARY


.Lb libelf

SYNOPSIS


.In libelf.h int elf_end Elf *elf

DESCRIPTION

Function elf_end is used to release the resources associated with an ELF descriptor pointed to by argument elf. This descriptor must have been allocated by a previous call to elf_begin(3) or elf_memory(3). For programming convenience, a NULL value is permitted for argument elf.

A call to elf_end decrements the activation count for descriptor elf by one. The resources associated with the descriptor are only released with its activation count goes to zero.

Once function elf_end returns zero, the ELF descriptor elf will no longer be valid and should not be used further.

RETURN VALUES

Function elf_end returns the current value of the ELF descriptor elf Ap s activation count, or zero if argument elf was NULL.

SEE ALSO

elf(3), elf_begin(3), elf_memory(3), gelf(3)
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