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explain_readdir

explain_readdir

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NAME

explain_readdir - explain readdir(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/readdir.h>

const char *explain_readdir(DIR *dir);
const char *explain_errno_readdir(int errnum, DIR *dir);
void explain_message_readdir(char *message, int message_size, DIR *dir);
void explain_message_errno_readdir(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, DIR *dir);  

DESCRIPTION

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

explain_readdir

const char *explain_readdir(DIR *dir);

The explain_readdir function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the readdir(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:

errno = 0;
struct dirent *dep = readdir(dir);
if (!dep && errno != 0)
{
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_readdir(dir));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
dir
The original dir, exactly as passed to the readdir(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_readdir

const char *explain_errno_readdir(int errnum, DIR *dir);

The explain_errno_readdir function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the readdir(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:

errno = 0;
struct dirent *dep = readdir(dir);
int err = errno;
if (!dep && errno != 0)
{
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_readdir(err, dir));
    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.
dir
The original dir, exactly as passed to the readdir(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_readdir

void explain_message_readdir(char *message, int message_size, DIR *dir);

The explain_message_readdir function may be used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the readdir(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:

errno = 0;
struct dirent *dep = readdir(dir);
if (!dep && errno != 0)
{
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_readdir(message, sizeof(message), dir);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
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.
dir
The original dir, exactly as passed to the readdir(2) system call.
 

explain_message_errno_readdir

void explain_message_errno_readdir(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, DIR *dir);

The explain_message_errno_readdir function may be used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the readdir(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:

errno = 0;
struct dirent *dep = readdir(dir);
int err = errno;
if (!dep && errno != 0)
{
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_errno_readdir(message, sizeof(message), err, dir);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
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.
dir
The original dir, exactly as passed to the readdir(2) system call.
 

SEE ALSO

readdir(2)
read directory entry
explain_readdir_or_die(3)
read directory entry and report errors
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_readdir
explain_errno_readdir
explain_message_readdir
explain_message_errno_readdir
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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