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Wait for some event on file descriptor and report errors.

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explain_poll_or_die(3)               Library Functions Manual              explain_poll_or_die(3)

NAME explain_poll_or_die - wait for some event on file descriptor and report errors
SYNOPSIS #include <libexplain/poll.h> int explain_poll_or_die(struct pollfd *fds, int nfds, int timeout); int explain_poll_on_error(struct pollfd *fds, int nfds, int timeout);
DESCRIPTION The explain_poll_or_die function is used to call the poll(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_poll(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE). The explain_poll_on_error function is used to call the poll(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_poll(3) function, but still returns to the caller. fds The fds, exactly as to be passed to the poll(2) system call. nfds The nfds, exactly as to be passed to the poll(2) system call. timeout The timeout, exactly as to be passed to the poll(2) system call.
RETURN VALUE The explain_poll_or_die function only returns on success, see poll(2) for more informa‐ tion. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return. The explain_poll_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped poll(2) system call.
EXAMPLE The explain_poll_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the fol‐ lowing example: int result = explain_poll_or_die(fds, nfds, timeout);
SEE ALSO poll(2) wait for some event on a file descriptor explain_poll(3) explain poll(2) errors exit(2) terminate the calling process
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explain_poll_or_die(3) referred by explain(3) | explain_poll(3)
refer to _exit(2) | explain_poll(3) | poll(2)