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ELF_FLAGDATA(3)            Library Functions Manual            ELF_FLAGDATA(3)

NAME
     elf_flagarhdr, elf_flagdata, elf_flagehdr, elf_flagelf, elf_flagphdr,
     elf_flagscn, elf_flagshdr -- manipulate flags associated with ELF(3) data
     structures

LIBRARY
     ELF Access Library (libelf, -lelf)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <libelf.h>

     unsigned int
     elf_flagarhdr(Elf_Arhdr *arhdr, Elf_Cmd cmd, unsigned int flags);

     unsigned int
     elf_flagdata(Elf_Data *data, Elf_Cmd cmd, unsigned int flags);

     unsigned int
     elf_flagehdr(Elf *elf, Elf_Cmd cmd, unsigned int flags);

     unsigned int
     elf_flagelf(Elf *elf, Elf_Cmd cmd, unsigned int flags);

     unsigned int
     elf_flagphdr(Elf *elf, Elf_Cmd cmd, unsigned int flags);

     unsigned int
     elf_flagscn(Elf_Scn *scn, Elf_Cmd cmd, unsigned int flags);

     unsigned int
     elf_flagshdr(Elf_Scn *scn, Elf_Cmd cmd, unsigned int flags);

DESCRIPTION
     These functions are used to query, set or reset flags on data structures
     associated with an ELF file.

     Arguments arhdr, data, elf and scn denote the data structures whose flags
     need to be changed.  These values should have been returned by prior
     calls to functions in the ELF(3) API set:
     o   Argument arhdr should have been returned by a prior call to
         elf_getarhdr(3).
     o   Argument data should have been returned by a prior call to one of
         elf_newdata(3), elf_getdata(3) or elf_rawdata(3).
     o   Argument elf should have been allocated by a prior call to one of
         elf_begin(3) or elf_memory(3).
     o   Argument scn should have been returned by a prior call to one of
         elf_getscn(3), elf_newscn(3) or elf_nextscn(3).
     These values are allowed to be NULL to simplify error handling in
     application code.

     Argument cmd may have the following values:

     ELF_C_CLR  The argument flags specifies the flags to be cleared.

     ELF_C_SET  The argument flags specifies the flags to be set.

     The argument flags is allowed to have the following flags set:

     ELF_F_ARCHIVE       This flag is only valid with the elf_flagelf() API.
                         It informs the library that the application desires
                         to create an ar(1) archive.  Argument elf should have
                         been opened for writing using the ELF_C_WRITE command
                         to function elf_begin().

     ELF_F_ARCHIVE_SYSV  This flag is used in conjunction with the
                         ELF_F_ARCHIVE flag to indicate that library should
                         create archives that conform to System V layout
                         rules.  The default is to create BSD style archives.

     ELF_F_DIRTY         Mark the associated data structure as needing to be
                         written back to the underlying file.  A subsequent
                         call to elf_update(3) will resynchronize the
                         library's internal data structures.

     ELF_F_LAYOUT        This flag is only valid with the elf_flagelf() API.
                         It informs the library that the application will take
                         responsibility for the layout of the file and that
                         the library is not to insert any padding in between
                         sections.

     Marking a given data structure as ``dirty'' affects all of its contained
     elements.  Thus marking an ELF descriptor elf with elf_flagelf(elf,
     ELF_C_SET, ELF_F_DIRTY) means that the entire contents of the descriptor
     are ``dirty''.

     Using a value of zero for argument flags will return the current set of
     flags for the data structure being queried.

RETURN VALUES
     These functions return the updated flags if successful, or zero if an
     error is detected.

COMPATIBILITY
     The elf_flagarhdr() function and the ELF_F_ARCHIVE and ELF_F_ARCHIVE_SYSV
     flags are an extension to the ELF(3) API.

ERRORS
     These functions may fail with the following errors:

     [ELF_E_ARGUMENT]  An unsupported value was used for the cmd argument.

     [ELF_E_ARGUMENT]  Argument flags had unsupported flags set.

     [ELF_E_ARGUMENT]  The argument elf was not a descriptor for an ELF
                       object.

     [ELF_E_MODE]      The ELF_F_ARCHIVE flag was used with an ELF descriptor
                       that had not been opened for writing.

     [ELF_E_SEQUENCE]  Function elf_flagehdr() was called without an
                       executable header being allocated.

     [ELF_E_SEQUENCE]  Function elf_flagphdr() was called without a program
                       header being allocated.

SEE ALSO
     elf(3), elf32_newehdr(3), elf32_newphdr(3), elf32_newshdr(3),
     elf64_newehdr(3), elf64_newphdr(3), elf64_newshdr(3), elf_newdata(3),
     elf_update(3), gelf(3), gelf_newehdr(3), gelf_newphdr(3),
     gelf_newshdr(3), gelf_update_dyn(3), gelf_update_move(3),
     gelf_update_rel(3), gelf_update_rela(3), gelf_update_sym(3),
     gelf_update_syminfo(3)

NetBSD 7.1.2                   December 3, 2011                   NetBSD 7.1.2