GELF_NEWEHDR(3) BSD Library Functions Manual GELF_NEWEHDR(3)NAME
elf32_newehdr, elf64_newehdr, gelf_newehdr — retrieve or allocate the
object file header
gelf_newehdr(Elf *elf, int elfclass);
These functions retrieve the ELF header from the ELF descriptor elf,
allocating a new header if needed. File data structures are translated
to their in-memory representations as described in elf(3).
Function elf32_newehdr() returns a pointer to a 32 bit Elf32_Ehdr struc‐
ture. Function elf64_newehdr() returns a pointer to a 64 bit Elf64_Ehdr
When argument elfclass has value ELFCLASS32, function gelf_newehdr()
returns the value returned by elf32_newehdr(elf). When argument elfclass
has value ELFCLASS64 it returns the value returned by elf64_newehdr(elf).
If a fresh header structure is allocated, the members of the structure
are initialized as follows:
Identification bytes at offsets EI_MAG0, EI_MAG1, EI_MAG2 and
EI_MAG3 are set to the ELF signature.
The identification byte at offset EI_CLASS is set to the ELF
class associated with the function being called or to argument
elfclass for function gelf_newehdr().
The identification byte at offset EI_DATA is set to ELFDATANONE.
The identification byte at offset EI_VERSION is set to the ELF
library's operating version set by a prior call to
is set to EM_NONE.
e_type is set to ELF_K_NONE.
is set to the ELF library's operating version set by a prior call
Other members of the header are set to zero. The application is respon‐
sible for changing these values as needed before calling elf_update().
If successful, these three functions set the ELF_F_DIRTY flag on ELF
These functions return a pointer to a translated header descriptor if
successful, or NULL on failure.
These functions can fail with the following errors:
[ELF_E_ARGUMENT] The argument elf was null.
[ELF_E_ARGUMENT] Argument elf was not a descriptor for an ELF object.
[ELF_E_ARGUMENT] Argument elfclass had an unsupported value.
[ELF_E_ARGUMENT] The class of the ELF descriptor elf did not match that
of the requested operation.
[ELF_E_ARGUMENT] For function gelf_newehdr(), the class of argument elf
was not ELFCLASSNONE and did not match the argument
[ELF_E_CLASS] The ELF class of descriptor elf did not match that of
the API function being called.
[ELF_E_HEADER] A malformed ELF header was detected.
[ELF_E_RESOURCE] An out of memory condition was detected during execu‐
[ELF_E_SECTION] The ELF descriptor in argument elf did not adhere to
the conventions used for extended numbering.
[ELF_E_VERSION] The ELF descriptor elf had an unsupported ELF version
SEE ALSOelf(3), elf32_getehdr(3), elf64_getehdr(3), elf_flagdata(3),
elf_getident(3), elf_update(3), elf_version(3), gelf(3), gelf_getehdr(3),
elf(5)BSD October 22, 2007 BSD