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explain_statfs

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NAME

explain_statfs - explain statfs(2) errors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/statfs.h>

const char *explain_statfs(const char *pathname, struct statfs *data);
const char *explain_errno_statfs(int errnum, const char *pathname, struct statfs *data);
void explain_message_statfs(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname, struct statfs *data);
void explain_message_errno_statfs(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname, struct statfs *data);  

DESCRIPTION

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

explain_statfs

const char *explain_statfs(const char *pathname, struct statfs *data);

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

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

explain_errno_statfs

const char *explain_errno_statfs(int errnum, const char *pathname, struct statfs *data);

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

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

explain_message_statfs

void explain_message_statfs(char *message, int message_size, const char *pathname, struct statfs *data);

The explain_message_statfs function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the statfs(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 statfs(2) system call.
data
The original data, exactly as passed to the statfs(2) system call.

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

if (statfs(pathname, data) < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
explain_message_statfs(message, sizeof(message), pathname, data);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

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

explain_message_errno_statfs

void explain_message_errno_statfs(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, const char *pathname, struct statfs *data);

The explain_message_errno_statfs function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the statfs(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 statfs(2) system call.
data
The original data, exactly as passed to the statfs(2) system call.

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

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

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

SEE ALSO

statfs(2)
get file system statistics
explain_statfs_or_die(3)
get file system statistics and report errors
 

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 0.37
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
explain_statfs
explain_errno_statfs
explain_message_statfs
explain_message_errno_statfs
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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