Developer's Guide to Oracle Solaris Security

Status Code Macros

The macros, GSS_CALLING_ERROR(), GSS_ROUTINE_ERROR() and GSS_SUPPLEMENTARY_INFO(), take a GSS status code. These macros remove all information except for the relevant field. For example, the GSS_ROUTINE_ERROR() can be applied to a status code to remove the calling errors and supplementary information fields. This operation leaves the routine errors field only. The values delivered by these macros can be directly compared with a GSS_S_xxx symbol of the appropriate type. The macro GSS_ERROR() returns a non-zero value if a status code indicates a calling or routine error, and a zero value otherwise. All macros that are defined by GSS-API evaluate the arguments exactly once.