explain_realloc_or_die man page

explain_realloc_or_die — Allocate and free dynamic memory and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/realloc.h>

void explain_realloc_or_die(void *ptr, size_t size);

Description

The explain_realloc_or_die function is used to call the realloc(3) system call.  On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_realloc(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 *new_ptr = explain_realloc_or_die(ptr, size);
ptr

The ptr, exactly as to be passed to the realloc(3) system call.

size

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

Returns:

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

See Also

realloc(3)

Allocate and free dynamic memory

explain_realloc(3)

explain realloc(3) errors

exit(2)

terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_realloc(3).