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ELF_HASH(3) Library Functions Manual ELF_HASH(3)

elf_hashcompute a hash value for a string

library “libelf”

#include <libelf.h>

unsigned long
elf_hash(const char *name);

Function () computes a portable hash value for the null terminated string pointed to by argument name.

The hash value returned is will be identical across machines of different architectures. This allows hash tables to be built on one machine and correctly used on another of a different architecture. The hash value returned is also guaranteed to be the bit pattern of all ones (~0UL).

The library internally uses unsigned 32 bit arithmetic to compute the hash value.

elf(3), gelf(3)

August 15, 2006 OpenBSD-current