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Manual Reference Pages  -  ELF_MEMORY (3)

NAME

elf_memory - process an ELF or ar(1) archive mapped into memory

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Examples
Errors
See Also

LIBRARY


.Lb libelf

SYNOPSIS


.In libelf.h Elf * elf_memory char *image size_t size

DESCRIPTION

Function elf_memory is used to process an ELF file or ar(1) archive whose image is present in memory.

Argument image points to the start of the memory image of the file or archive. Argument size contains the size in bytes of the memory image.

The ELF descriptor is created for reading (i.e., analogous to the use of elf_begin(3) with a command argument value of ELF_C_READ ).

RETURN VALUES

Function elf_memory returns a pointer to a new ELF descriptor if successful, or NULL if an error occurred.

The return value may be queried for the file type using elf_kind(3).

EXAMPLES

To read parse an elf file, use:
int fd;
void *p;
struct stat sb;
Elf *e;
...
if ((fd = open("./elf-file", O_RDONLY)) < 0 ||
    fstat(fd, &sb) < 0 ||
    (p = mmap(NULL, sb.st_size, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, fd, (off_t) 0)) ==
    MAP_FAILED) {
        ... handle system error ...
}

if ((e = elf_memory(p, sb.st_size)) == NULL) {         ... handle elf(3) error ... } ... use ELF descriptor "e" here ...

ERRORS

Function elf_memory can fail with the following errors:
[ELF_E_ARGUMENT] A NULL value was used for argument image or the value of argument sz was zero.
[ELF_E_HEADER] The header of the ELF object contained an unsupported value in its e_ident[EI_CLASS] field.
[ELF_E_HEADER] The header of the ELF object contained an unsupported value in its e_ident[EI_DATA] field.
[ELF_E_RESOURCE] An out of memory condition was detected.
[ELF_E_SEQUENCE] Function elf_memory was called before a working version was set using elf_version(3).
[ELF_E_VERSION] The argument image corresponds to an ELF file with an unsupported version.

SEE ALSO

elf(3), elf_begin(3), elf_end(3), elf_errno(3), elf_kind(3), gelf(3)
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