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explain_sethostname

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NAME

explain_sethostname - explain sethostname(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/sethostname.h>

const char *explain_sethostname(const char *name, size_t name_size);
const char *explain_errno_sethostname(int errnum, const char *name, size_t name_size);
void explain_message_sethostname(char *message, int message_size, const char *name, size_t name_size);
void explain_message_errno_sethostname(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *name, size_t name_size);  

DESCRIPTION

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

explain_sethostname

const char *explain_sethostname(const char *name, size_t name_size);

The explain_sethostname function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the sethostname(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 (sethostname(name, name_size) < 0)
{
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_sethostname(name, name_size));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

name
The original name, exactly as passed to the sethostname(2) system call.
name_size
The original name_size, exactly as passed to the sethostname(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_sethostname

const char *explain_errno_sethostname(int errnum, const char *name, size_t name_size);

The explain_errno_sethostname function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the sethostname(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.

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

if (sethostname(name, name_size) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_sethostname(err, name, name_size));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

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.
name
The original name, exactly as passed to the sethostname(2) system call.
name_size
The original name_size, exactly as passed to the sethostname(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_sethostname

void explain_message_sethostname(char *message, int message_size, const char *name, size_t name_size);

The explain_message_sethostname function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the sethostname(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 (sethostname(name, name_size) < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_sethostname(message, sizeof(message), name, name_size);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

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.
name
The original name, exactly as passed to the sethostname(2) system call.
name_size
The original name_size, exactly as passed to the sethostname(2) system call.
 

explain_message_errno_sethostname

void explain_message_errno_sethostname(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *name, size_t name_size);

The explain_message_errno_sethostname function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the sethostname(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.

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

if (sethostname(name, name_size) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_errno_sethostname(message, sizeof(message), err, name,
        name_size);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

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.
name
The original name, exactly as passed to the sethostname(2) system call.
name_size
The original name_size, exactly as passed to the sethostname(2) system call.
 

SEE ALSO

sethostname(2)
get/set hostname
explain_sethostname_or_die(3)
get/set hostname and report errors
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_sethostname
explain_errno_sethostname
explain_message_sethostname
explain_message_errno_sethostname
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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