|explain_malloc_or_die(3)||Library Functions Manual||explain_malloc_or_die(3)|
NAME¶explain_malloc_or_die - Allocate and free dynamic memory and report errors
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);
- The size, exactly as to be passed to the malloc(3) system call.
- This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.
COPYRIGHT¶libexplain version 1.4
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller