explain_flock_or_die man page

explain_flock_or_die — control advisory lock on open file and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/flock.h>

void explain_flock_or_die(int fildes, int command);
int explain_flock_on_error(int fildes, int command))

Description

The explain_flock_or_die function is used to call the flock(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_flock(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).

The explain_flock_on_error function is used to call the flock(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_flock(3) function, but still returns to the caller.

fildes
The fildes, exactly as to be passed to the flock(2) system call.
command
The command, exactly as to be passed to the flock(2) system call.

Return Value

The explain_flock_or_die function only returns on success, see flock(2) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.

The explain_flock_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped flock(2) system call.

Example

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

explain_flock_or_die(fildes, command);

See Also

flock(2)
apply or remove an advisory lock on an open file
explain_flock(3)
explain flock(2) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_flock(3).