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EXPLAIN_MALLOC_OR_DIE(3) - man page online | library functions

Allocate and free dynamic memory and report errors.

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NAME

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
libexplain version 1.4 Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller
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explain_malloc_or_die(3) referred by explain(3) | explain_malloc(3)
refer to _exit(2) | explain_malloc(3) | malloc(3)