explain_wait_or_die man page

explain_wait_or_die — wait for process to change state and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/wait.h>

void explain_wait_or_die(int *status);

Description

The explain_wait_or_die function is used to call the wait(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_wait(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:

explain_wait_or_die(status);
status
The status, exactly as to be passed to the wait(2) system call.
Returns:
This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.

See Also

wait(2)
wait for process to change state
explain_wait(3)
explain wait(2) errors
exit(2)
terminate the calling process

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_wait(3).