explain_malloc_or_die man page

explain_malloc_or_die — Allocate and free dynamic memory and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/malloc.h>

void *explain_malloc_or_die(size_t size);

Description

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

The size, exactly as to be passed to the malloc(3) system call.

Returns:

This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.

See Also

malloc(3)

Allocate and free dynamic memory

explain_malloc(3)

explain malloc(3) errors

exit(2)

terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_malloc(3).