cc [ flag ... ] file... -ldl [ library ... ] #include <dlfcn.h>int dladdr(void *address, Dl_info *dlip);
dladdr() is one of a family of routines that give the user direct access to the dynamic linking facilities. (See Linker and Libraries Guide ). These routines are made available via the library loaded when the option -ldl is passed to the link-editor.
Note: These routines are available to dynamically-linked processes ONLY.
dladdr() determines if the specified address is located within one of the mapped objects that make up the current applications address space. An address is deemed to fall within a mapped object when it is between the base address, and the _end address of that object. If a mapped object fits this criteria, the symbol table made available to the run-time linker is searched to locate the nearest symbol to the specified address. The nearest symbol is one that has a value less than or equal to the required address.
const char * dli_fname; void * dli_fbase; const char * dli_sname; void * dli_saddr;
Descriptions of these members appear below.
Contains a pointer to the filename of the containing object.
Contains the base address of the containing object.
Contains a pointer to the symbol name nearest to the specified address. This symbol either has the same address, or is the nearest symbol with a lower address.
Contains the actual address of the above symbol.
If the specified address cannot be matched to a mapped object, a 0 is returned. Otherwise, a non-zero return is made and the associated Dl_info elements are filled.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE||ATTRIBUTE VALUE|
The Dl_info pointer elements point to addresses within the mapped objects. These may become invalid if objects are removed prior to these elements being used (see dlclose()).
If no symbol is found to describe the specified address, both the dli_sname and dli_saddr members are set to 0.