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Manual Reference Pages  -  EXPLAIN_MALLOC_OR_DIE (3)

NAME

explain_malloc_or_die - Allocate and free dynamic memory and report errors
"Allocate and free dynamic memory and report errors"

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
See Also
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

#include <libexplain/malloc.h>

void *explain_malloc_or_die(size_t size);

DESCRIPTION

The B]explain_malloc_or_die function is used to call the I]malloc(3) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to I]stderr, obtained from I]explain_malloc(3), and then the process terminates by calling CW]exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

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

void *result = explain_malloc_or_die(size);

I]size The size, exactly as to be passed to the I]malloc(3) system call.
Returns: This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.

SEE ALSO

I]malloc(3)
  Allocate and free dynamic memory
I]explain_malloc(3)
  explain I]malloc(3) errors
I]exit(2) terminate the calling process

COPYRIGHT

libexplain version 1.3
Copyright © 2009 Peter Miller
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