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explain_eventfd

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NAME

explain_eventfd - explain eventfd(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/eventfd.h>

const char *explain_eventfd(unsigned int initval, int flags);
const char *explain_errno_eventfd(int errnum, unsigned int initval, int flags);
void explain_message_eventfd(char *message, int message_size, unsigned int initval, int flags);
void explain_message_errno_eventfd(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, unsigned int initval, int flags);  

DESCRIPTION

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

explain_eventfd

const char *explain_eventfd(unsigned int initval, int flags);

The explain_eventfd function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the eventfd(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.

initval
The original initval, exactly as passed to the eventfd(2) system call.
flags
The original flags, exactly as passed to the eventfd(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:

int result = eventfd(initval, flags);
if (result < 0)
{
fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_eventfd(initval, flags));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

explain_errno_eventfd

const char *explain_errno_eventfd(int errnum, unsigned int initval, int flags);

The explain_errno_eventfd function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the eventfd(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.
initval
The original initval, exactly as passed to the eventfd(2) system call.
flags
The original flags, exactly as passed to the eventfd(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:

int result = eventfd(initval, flags);
if (result < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_eventfd(err, initval, flags));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

explain_message_eventfd

void explain_message_eventfd(char *message, int message_size, unsigned int initval, int flags);

The explain_message_eventfd function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the eventfd(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.
initval
The original initval, exactly as passed to the eventfd(2) system call.
flags
The original flags, exactly as passed to the eventfd(2) system call.

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

int result = eventfd(initval, flags);
if (result < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
explain_message_eventfd(message, sizeof(message), initval, flags);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

explain_message_errno_eventfd

void explain_message_errno_eventfd(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, unsigned int initval, int flags);

The explain_message_errno_eventfd function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the eventfd(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.
initval
The original initval, exactly as passed to the eventfd(2) system call.
flags
The original flags, exactly as passed to the eventfd(2) system call.

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

int result = eventfd(initval, flags);
if (result < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    char message[3000];
explain_message_errno_eventfd(message, sizeof(message), err, initval, flags);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

SEE ALSO

eventfd(2)
create a file descriptor for event notification
explain_eventfd_or_die(3)
create a file descriptor for event notification and report errors
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_eventfd
explain_errno_eventfd
explain_message_eventfd
explain_message_errno_eventfd
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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Time: 21:45:47 GMT, April 16, 2011