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ELF_MEMORY(3)              Library Functions Manual              ELF_MEMORY(3)

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

LIBRARY
     ELF Access Library (libelf, -lelf)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;libelf.h>&gt;

     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)

NetBSD 6.1.5                     June 28, 2006                    NetBSD 6.1.5