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Manual Reference Pages  -  EXPLAIN_CONNECT (3)

NAME

explain_connect - explain connect(2) errors

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
See Also
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/connect.h>

const char *explain_connect(int fildes, const struct sockaddr *serv_addr, int serv_addr_size);
const char *explain_errno_connect(int errnum, int fildes, const struct sockaddr *serv_addr, int serv_addr_size);
void explain_message_connect(char *message, int message_size, int fildes, const struct sockaddr *serv_addr, int serv_addr_size);
void explain_message_errno_connect(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, int fildes, const struct sockaddr *serv_addr, int serv_addr_size);

DESCRIPTION

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

    explain_connect

const char *explain_connect(int fildes, const struct sockaddr *serv_addr, int serv_addr_size);

The B]explain_connect function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the I]connect(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of CW]strerror(errno), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

The I]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 (connect(fildes, serv_addr, serv_addr_size) < 0)
{
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_connect(fildes, serv_addr,
        serv_addr_size));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

I]fildes The original fildes, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.
I]serv_addr
  The original serv_addr, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.
I]serv_addr_size
  The original serv_addr_size, exactly as passed to the I]connect(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.
B]Note: This function is B]not thread safe, because it shares a return buffer across all threads, and many other functions in this library.

    explain_errno_connect

const char *explain_errno_connect(int errnum, int fildes, const struct sockaddr *serv_addr, int serv_addr_size);

The B]explain_errno_connect function is used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the I]connect(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of CW]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 (connect(fildes, serv_addr, serv_addr_size) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", explain_errno_connect(err,
        fildes, serv_addr, serv_addr_size));
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

I]errnum The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from the I]errno global variable just before this function is called. This is necessary if you need to call B]any code between the system call to be explained and this function, because many libc functions will alter the value of I]errno.
I]fildes The original fildes, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.
I]serv_addr
  The original serv_addr, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.
I]serv_addr_size
  The original serv_addr_size, exactly as passed to the I]connect(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.
B]Note: This function is B]not thread safe, because it shares a return buffer across all threads, and many other functions in this library.

    explain_message_connect

void explain_message_connect(char *message, int message_size, int fildes, const struct sockaddr *serv_addr, int serv_addr_size);

The B]explain_message_connect function may be used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the I]connect(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of CW]strerror(errno), but usually it will do much better, and indicate the underlying cause in more detail.

The I]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 (connect(fildes, serv_addr, serv_addr_size) < 0)
{
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_connect(message, sizeof(message),
        fildes, serv_addr, serv_addr_size);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

I]message
  The location in which to store the returned message. If a suitable message return buffer is supplied, this function is thread safe.
I]message_size
  The size in bytes of the location in which to store the returned message.
I]fildes The original fildes, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.
I]serv_addr
  The original serv_addr, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.
I]serv_addr_size
  The original serv_addr_size, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.

    explain_message_errno_connect

void explain_message_errno_connect(char *message, int message_size, int errnum, int fildes, const struct sockaddr *serv_addr, int serv_addr_size);

The B]explain_message_errno_connect function may be used to obtain an explanation of an error returned by the I]connect(2) system call. The least the message will contain is the value of CW]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 (connect(fildes, serv_addr, serv_addr_size) < 0)
{
    int err = errno;
    char message[3000];
    explain_message_errno_connect(message, sizeof(message), err,
        fildes, serv_addr, serv_addr_size);
    fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", message);
    exit(EXIT_FAILURE);
}

I]message
  The location in which to store the returned message. If a suitable message return buffer is supplied, this function is thread safe.
I]message_size
  The size in bytes of the location in which to store the returned message.
I]errnum The error value to be decoded, usually obtained from the I]errno global variable just before this function is called. This is necessary if you need to call B]any code between the system call to be explained and this function, because many libc functions will alter the value of I]errno.
I]fildes The original fildes, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.
I]serv_addr
  The original serv_addr, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.
I]serv_addr_size
  The original serv_addr_size, exactly as passed to the I]connect(2) system call.

SEE ALSO

I]connect(2)
  initiate a connection on a socket
I]explain_connect_or_die(3)
  initiate a connection on a socket and report errors

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 1.3
Copyright © 2008 Peter Miller
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