Poster of Linux kernelThe best gift for a Linux geek
explain_fchmod

explain_fchmod

Section: C Library Functions (3)
Local index Up
 

NAME

explain_fchmod - explain fchmod(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/fchmod.h>
const char *explain_fchmod(int fildes, int mode);
const char *explain_errno_fchmod(int errnum, int fildes, int mode);
void explain_message_fchmod(char *message, int message_size, int fildes, int mode);
void explain_message_errno_fchmod(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, int fildes, int mode);  

DESCRIPTION

The explain_fchmod function may be used to obtain explanations for fchmod(2) errors.  

explain_fchmod

const char *explain_fchmod(int fildes, int mode);

The explain_fchmod function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the fchmod(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.

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

if (fchmod(fildes, mode) < 0)
{
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_fchmod(fildes, mode));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
fildes
The original fildes, exactly as passed to the fchmod(2) system call.
mode
The original mode, exactly as passed to the fchmod(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.  

explain_errno_fchmod

const char *explain_errno_fchmod(int errnum, int fildes, int mode);

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

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

if (fchmod(fildes, mode) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_fchmod(err, fildes,
        mode));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
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.
fildes
The original fildes, exactly as passed to the fchmod(2) system call.
mode
The original mode, exactly as passed to the fchmod(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.  

explain_message_fchmod

void explain_message_fchmod(char *message, int message_size, int fildes, int mode);

The explain_message_fchmod function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the fchmod(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.

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

if (fchmod(fildes, mode) < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_fchmod(message, sizeof(message), fildes, mode);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
message
The location in which to store the returned message. Because a message return buffer has been supplied, this function is thread safe.
message_size
The size in bytes of the location in which to store the returned message.
fildes
The original fildes, exactly as passed to the fchmod(2) system call.
mode
The original mode, exactly as passed to the fchmod(2) system call.
 

explain_message_errno_fchmod

void explain_message_errno_fchmod(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, int fildes, int mode);

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

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

if (fchmod(fildes, mode) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_errno_fchmod(message, sizeof(message), err,
        fildes, mode);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
message
The location in which to store the returned message. Because a message return buffer has been 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.
fildes
The original fildes, exactly as passed to the fchmod(2) system call.
mode
The original mode, exactly as passed to the fchmod(2) system call.
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller  

AUTHOR

Written by Peter Miller <pmiller@opensource.org.au>


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_fchmod
explain_errno_fchmod
explain_message_fchmod
explain_message_errno_fchmod
COPYRIGHT
AUTHOR

This document was created by man2html, using the manual pages.
Time: 21:45:47 GMT, April 16, 2011