Symbol table entries for different object file types have slightly
different interpretations for the st_value member.
Although the symbol table values have similar meanings for different
object files, the data allows efficient access by the appropriate
In relocatable files, st_value holds alignment constraints
for a symbol whose section index is SHN_COMMON.
In relocatable files, st_value holds a section offset for
a defined symbol. st_value is an offset from the beginning
of the section that st_shndx identifies.
In executable and shared object files, st_value holds a
virtual address. To make these files' symbols more useful for the
dynamic linker, the section offset (file interpretation) gives way
to a virtual address (memory interpretation) for which the section
number is irrelevant.
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