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explain_readlink

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NAME

explain_readlink - explain readlink(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/readlink.h>

const char *explain_readlink(const char *pathname, char *data, size_t data_size);
const char *explain_errno_readlink(int errnum, const char *pathname, char *data, size_t data_size);
void explain_message_readlink(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname, char *data, size_t data_size);
void explain_message_errno_readlink(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname, char *data, size_t data_size);  

DESCRIPTION

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

explain_readlink

const char *explain_readlink(const char *pathname, char *data, size_t data_size);

The explain_readlink function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the readlink(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 (readlink(pathname, data, data_size) < 0)
{
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_readlink(pathname, data, data_size));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
data
The original data, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
data_size
The original data_size, exactly as passed to the readlink(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_readlink

const char *explain_errno_readlink(int errnum, const char *pathname, char *data, size_t data_size);

The explain_errno_readlink function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the readlink(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 (readlink(pathname, data, data_size) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_readlink(err, pathname, data,
        data_size));
    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.
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
data
The original data, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
data_size
The original data_size, exactly as passed to the readlink(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_readlink

void explain_message_readlink(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname, char *data, size_t data_size);

The explain_message_readlink function may be used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the readlink(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 (readlink(pathname, data, data_size) < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_readlink(message, sizeof(message), pathname, data,
        data_size);
    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.
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
data
The original data, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
data_size
The original data_size, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
 

explain_message_errno_readlink

void explain_message_errno_readlink(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname, char *data, size_t data_size);

The explain_message_errno_readlink function may be used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the readlink(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 (readlink(pathname, data, data_size) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_errno_readlink(message, sizeof(message), err, pathname,
        data, data_size);
    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.
pathname
The original pathname, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
data
The original data, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
data_size
The original data_size, exactly as passed to the readlink(2) system call.
 

SEE ALSO

readlink(2)
blah blah blah
explain_readlink_or_die(3)
blah blah blah and report errors
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_readlink
explain_errno_readlink
explain_message_readlink
explain_message_errno_readlink
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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Time: 21:45:51 GMT, April 16, 2011