The IDA Pro Book: The Unofficial Guide to the World's Most Popular Disassembler
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determined to be a call-type cross-reference, the calling function’s name is determined and is displayed to the user . It is important to note that some modifications may be required to perform a proper lookup of the name of an imported function. In ELF executables in particular, which combine a procedure linkage table (PLT) with a global offset table (GOT) to handle the details of linking to shared libraries, the names that IDA assigns to imported functions may be less than clear. For example,
hook_to_notification_point(HT_IDB, idabook_database_cb, NULL); } Four broad categories of notification exist: processor notifications (idp_notify in idp.hpp, HT_IDP), user interface notifications (ui_notification_t in kernwin.hpp, HT_UI), debugger events (dbg_notification_t in dbg.hpp, HT_DBG), and database events (idp_event_t in idp.hpp, HT_IDB). Within each event category are a number of individual notification codes that represent specific events for which you will receive notifications.
AddEntryPoint function. When a file is loaded in binary mode, IDA performs no automatic analysis of the file content. Among other things, no attempt is made to identify the compiler used to create the binary, no attempt is made to determine what libraries and functions the binary imports, and no type library or signature information is automatically loaded into the database. In all likelihood, we will need to do a substantial amount of work to produce a disassembly comparable to those we have
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