|explain_uname_or_die(3)||Library Functions Manual||explain_uname_or_die(3)|
explain_uname_or_die - get information about current kernel and report errors
void explain_uname_or_die(struct utsname *data);
int explain_uname_on_error(struct utsname *data);
The explain_uname_or_die function is used to call the uname(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_uname(3) function, and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).
The explain_uname_on_error function is used to call the uname(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from the explain_uname(3) function, but still returns to the caller.
The explain_uname_or_die function only returns on success, see uname(2) for more information. On failure, prints an explanation and exits, it does not return.
The explain_uname_on_error function always returns the value return by the wrapped uname(2) system call.
The explain_uname_or_die function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
libexplain version 1.4
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