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ELF_END(3)                 Library Functions Manual                 ELF_END(3)

NAME
     elf_end -- release an ELF descriptor

LIBRARY
     ELF Access Library (libelf, -lelf)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <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's
     activation count, or zero if argument elf was NULL.

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

NetBSD 7.1.2                     June 29, 2006                    NetBSD 7.1.2