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explain_adjtime

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NAME

explain_adjtime - explain adjtime(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/adjtime.h>

const char *explain_adjtime(const struct timeval *delta, struct timeval *olddelta);
const char *explain_errno_adjtime(int errnum, const struct timeval *delta, struct timeval *olddelta);
void explain_message_adjtime(char *message, int message_size, const struct timeval *delta, struct timeval *olddelta);
void explain_message_errno_adjtime(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const struct timeval *delta, struct timeval *olddelta);  

DESCRIPTION

These functions may be used to obtain explanations for errors returned by the adjtime(2) system call.  

explain_adjtime

const char *explain_adjtime(const struct timeval *delta, struct timeval *olddelta);

The explain_adjtime function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the adjtime(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of strerror(errno), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

The errno global variable will be used to obtain the error value to be decoded.

delta
The original delta, exactly as passed to the adjtime(2) system call.
olddelta
The original olddelta, exactly as passed to the adjtime(2) system call.
Returns:
The message explaining the error. This message buffer is shared by all libexplain functions which do not supply a buffer in their argument list. This will be overwritten by the next call to any libexplain function which shares this buffer, including other threads.

Note: This function is not thread safe, because it shares a return buffer across all threads, and many other functions in this library.

Example: This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

if (adjtime(delta, olddelta) < 0)
{
fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_adjtime(delta, olddelta));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

The above code example is available pre-packaged as the explain_adjtime_or_die(3) function.  

explain_errno_adjtime

const char *explain_errno_adjtime(int errnum, const struct timeval *delta, struct timeval *olddelta);

The explain_errno_adjtime function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the adjtime(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of strerror(errno), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

errnum
The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from the errno global variable just before this function is called. This is necessary if you need to call any code between the system call to be explained and this function, because many libc functions will alter the value of errno.
delta
The original delta, exactly as passed to the adjtime(2) system call.
olddelta
The original olddelta, exactly as passed to the adjtime(2) system call.
Returns:
The message explaining the error. This message buffer is shared by all libexplain functions which do not supply a buffer in their argument list. This will be overwritten by the next call to any libexplain function which shares this buffer, including other threads.

Note: This function is not thread safe, because it shares a return buffer across all threads, and many other functions in this library.

Example: This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

if (adjtime(delta, olddelta) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_adjtime(err, delta, olddelta));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

The above code example is available pre-packaged as the explain_adjtime_or_die(3) function.  

explain_message_adjtime

void explain_message_adjtime(char *message, int message_size, const struct timeval *delta, struct timeval *olddelta);

The explain_message_adjtime function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the adjtime(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of strerror(errno), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

The errno global variable will be used to obtain the error value to be decoded.

message
The location in which to store the returned message. If a suitable message return buffer is supplied, this function is thread safe.
message_size
The size in bytes of the location in which to store the returned message.
delta
The original delta, exactly as passed to the adjtime(2) system call.
olddelta
The original olddelta, exactly as passed to the adjtime(2) system call.

Example: This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

if (adjtime(delta, olddelta) < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
explain_message_adjtime(message, sizeof(message), delta, olddelta);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

The above code example is available pre-packaged as the explain_adjtime_or_die(3) function.  

explain_message_errno_adjtime

void explain_message_errno_adjtime(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const struct timeval *delta, struct timeval *olddelta);

The explain_message_errno_adjtime function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the adjtime(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of strerror(errno), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

message
The location in which to store the returned message. If a suitable message return buffer is supplied, this function is thread safe.
message_size
The size in bytes of the location in which to store the returned message.
errnum
The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from the errno global variable just before this function is called. This is necessary if you need to call any code between the system call to be explained and this function, because many libc functions will alter the value of errno.
delta
The original delta, exactly as passed to the adjtime(2) system call.
olddelta
The original olddelta, exactly as passed to the adjtime(2) system call.

Example: This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:

if (adjtime(delta, olddelta) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    char message[3000];
explain_message_errno_adjtime(message, sizeof(message), err, delta, olddelta);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

The above code example is available pre-packaged as the explain_adjtime_or_die(3) function.  

SEE ALSO

adjtime(2)
smoothly tune kernel clock
explain_adjtime_or_die(3)
smoothly tune kernel clock and report errors
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_adjtime
explain_errno_adjtime
explain_message_adjtime
explain_message_errno_adjtime
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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