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getksym(2)							    getksym(2)

       getksym() - get information for local and global kernel symbols

	      #include <sys/types.h>
	      #include <sys/ksym.h>
	      #include <elf.h>
	      #include <elf_parisc.h>  /* For STT_PARISC_MILLI on PA-RISC */

	      int getksym(char * symname, char * modname, uint64_t *value,
			  uint64_t *info);

       There  are two ways that can be used to retrieve kernel symbol informa‐
       tion.  As detailed below, if symname is provided and value  is  set  to
       zero, attempts to retrieve the value of the symbol; if a non-zero value
       is provided, the associated symbol name is retrieved.

       given a symname, looks for global or and local symbols of that name  in
       the  symbol  table of the static kernel and all currently loaded kernel
       modules.	 If it finds a match, returns the value associated  with  that
       symbol  (typically  its	address) in the space pointed to by value, and
       the type of that symbol in the space pointed to by info.

       NOTE: If there are two symbols (a local and a global symbol)  with  the
       same name, returns the first symbol that it finds with that name, which
       will be the local symbol.

       The types returned are:

	      unknown type
	      text symbol (typically function)
	      PA-RISC millicode function (PA-RISC only)
	      data symbol
	      section symbol

       The symbol name can be no more than characters.	If modname is  set  to
       the  name  (basename  only)  of	a  dynamically loaded module, then the
       search for the symbol name will only be in that module.	If modname  is
       NULL, then the search order for the symbol name will be the static ker‐
       nel followed by each of the currently loaded modules in	the  order  in
       which  they  were  loaded.  The module name can be no more than charac‐

       If both a non-zero value and a symname are provided, the behavior of is
       undefined.   If	a zero value and an empty or NULL symname is provided,
       the behavior of is undefined.

       If is given a valid non-zero address in the statically configured  ker‐
       nel  or	one of the currently loaded modules in the space pointed to by
       value, it will return, in the space pointed to by symname, the name  of
       the  symbol  whose  value  is the closest one less than or equal to the
       given value and, in space pointed to by info,  the  difference  between
       the address given and the value of the symbol found.

       NOTE:  If  two symbols (an symbol and an symbol) have the same address,
       returns the symbol.

       The space pointed to by symname must be at least characters long.

       returns upon successful completion.  If an error occurs, a value of  is
       returned and is set to indicate the error.

       fails if one or more of the following are true:

		     does not represent a currently loaded module.

		     is greater than MODMAXNAMELEN characters long, or symname
		     is greater than MAXSYMNMLEN characters long.

	      The symbol name given is not found, or the value given is not  a
		     valid address.

       The  following  code sequence and call to obtains a symbol name (and an
       offset) given an address.

       The following code sequence and call to obtains an address given a sym‐
       bol name.



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