Interface SymbolLookup

Functional Interface:
This is a functional interface and can therefore be used as the assignment target for a lambda expression or method reference.

@FunctionalInterface public interface SymbolLookup
A symbol lookup. Exposes a lookup operation for searching symbol addresses by name, see lookup(String). A symbol lookup can be used to lookup a symbol in a loaded library. Clients can obtain a loader lookup, which can be used to search symbols in libraries loaded by the current classloader (e.g. using System.load(String), or System.loadLibrary(String)). Alternatively, clients can obtain a platform-dependent lookup, to search symbols in the standard C library.

Unless otherwise specified, passing a null argument, or an array argument containing one or more null elements to a method in this class causes a NullPointerException to be thrown.

  • Method Details

    • lookup

      Optional<MemoryAddress> lookup(String name)
      Looks up a symbol with given name in this lookup.
      name - the symbol name.
      the memory address associated with the symbol (if any).
    • loaderLookup

      static SymbolLookup loaderLookup()
      Obtains a symbol lookup suitable to find symbols in native libraries associated with the caller's classloader (that is, libraries loaded using System.loadLibrary(java.lang.String) or System.load(java.lang.String)).

      This method is restricted. Restricted methods are unsafe, and, if used incorrectly, their use might crash the JVM or, worse, silently result in memory corruption. Thus, clients should refrain from depending on restricted methods, and use safe and supported functionalities, where possible.

      a symbol lookup suitable to find symbols in libraries loaded by the caller's classloader.
      IllegalCallerException - if access to this method occurs from a module M and the command line option --enable-native-access is either absent, or does not mention the module name M, or ALL-UNNAMED in case M is an unnamed module.