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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 er-
       rors

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 fol-
       lowing 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

COPYRIGHT
       libexplain version 1.3
       Copyright (C) 2009 Peter	Miller

						      explain_malloc_or_die(3)

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