ELF_VERSION(3) Library Functions Manual ELF_VERSION(3)
elf_version -- retrieve or set ELF library operating version
ELF Access Library (libelf, -lelf)
elf_version(unsigned int version);
The elf_version() function is used to query the current operating version
of the ELF library, and to inform the ELF library about the application's
desired operating version.
If the argument version is EV_NONE, the elf_version() function returns
the currently configured operating version for the ELF library.
If the argument version is not EV_NONE, and if argument version is
supported by the ELF library, function elf_version() sets the library's
operating version to version, and returns the previous value of the
operating version. If argument version cannot be supported, then the
elf_version() function returns EV_NONE.
The elf_version() function returns the currently configured ELF library
version, or EV_NONE if an unsupported version is requested.
An application program would inform the ELF library about its desired
operating version and check for an error using the following code
if (elf_version(EV_CURRENT) == EV_NONE)
err(EX_SOFTWARE, "ELF library too old");
Function elf_version() may fail with the following error:
[ELF_E_VERSION] An unsupported library version number was requested.
NetBSD 6.1.5 June 1, 2006 NetBSD 6.1.5