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explain_mknod

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NAME

explain_mknod - explain mknod(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/mknod.h>

const char *explain_mknod(const char *pathname, mode_t mode, dev_t dev);
const char *explain_errno_mknod(int errnum, const char *pathname, mode_t mode, dev_t dev);
void explain_message_mknod(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname, mode_t mode, dev_t dev);
void explain_message_errno_mknod(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname, mode_t mode, dev_t dev);  

DESCRIPTION

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

explain_mknod

const char *explain_mknod(const char *pathname, mode_t mode, dev_t dev);

The explain_mknod function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the mknod(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.

pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.
mode
The original mode, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.
dev
The original dev, exactly as passed to the mknod(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 (mknod(pathname, mode, dev) < 0)
{
fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_mknod(pathname, mode, dev));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

explain_errno_mknod

const char *explain_errno_mknod(int errnum, const char *pathname, mode_t mode, dev_t dev);

The explain_errno_mknod function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the mknod(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.
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.
mode
The original mode, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.
dev
The original dev, exactly as passed to the mknod(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 (mknod(pathname, mode, dev) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_mknod(err, pathname, mode, dev));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

explain_message_mknod

void explain_message_mknod(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname, mode_t mode, dev_t dev);

The explain_message_mknod function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the mknod(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.
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.
mode
The original mode, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.
dev
The original dev, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.

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

if (mknod(pathname, mode, dev) < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
explain_message_mknod(message, sizeof(message), pathname, mode, dev);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

explain_message_errno_mknod

void explain_message_errno_mknod(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname, mode_t mode, dev_t dev);

The explain_message_errno_mknod function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the mknod(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.
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.
mode
The original mode, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.
dev
The original dev, exactly as passed to the mknod(2) system call.

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

if (mknod(pathname, mode, dev) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    char message[3000];
explain_message_errno_mknod(message, sizeof(message), err, pathname, mode, dev);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

SEE ALSO

mknod(2)
create a special or ordinary file
explain_mknod_or_die(3)
create a special or ordinary file and report errors
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_mknod
explain_errno_mknod
explain_message_mknod
explain_message_errno_mknod
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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Time: 21:45:50 GMT, April 16, 2011