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explain_malloc_or_die

explain_malloc_or_die

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NAME

explain_malloc_or_die - Allocate and free dynamic memory and report errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/malloc.h>

void *explain_malloc_or_die(size_t size);  

DESCRIPTION

The explain_malloc_or_die function is used to call the malloc(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_malloc(3), and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

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

void *result = explain_malloc_or_die(size);
size
The size, exactly as to be passed to the malloc(3) system call.
Returns:
This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.
 

SEE ALSO

malloc(3)
Allocate and free dynamic memory
explain_malloc(3)
explain malloc(3) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller


 

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