explain_waitpid_or_die man page

explain_waitpid_or_die — wait for process to change state and report errors

Synopsis

#include <libexplain/waitpid.h>

int pid = explain_waitpid_or_die(int pid, int *status, int options);

Description

The explain_waitpid_or_die function is used to call the waitpid(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_waitpid(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_waitpid_or_die(pid, status, options);
pid
The pid, exactly as to be passed to the waitpid(2) system call.
status
The status, exactly as to be passed to the waitpid(2) system call.
options
The options, exactly as to be passed to the waitpid(2) system call.
Returns:
This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.

See Also

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

Referenced By

explain(3), explain_waitpid(3).