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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

scf_error(3SCF)

Name

scf_error, scf_strerror - error interface to Service Configuration Facility

Synopsis

cc [ flag… ] file–lscf [ library… ] 
#include <libscf.h>

scf_error_t scf_error(void);
const char *scf_strerror(scf_error_t error);

Description

The scf_error() function returns the current libscf(3LIB) error value for the current thread. If the immediately previous call to a libscf function failed, the error value will reflect the reason for that failure.

The scf_strerror() function takes an error code previously returned by scf_error() and returns a human-readable, localized description of the error.

The error values are as follows:

SCF_ERROR_BACKEND_ACCESS

The storage mechanism that the repository server (svc.configd(8)) chose for the operation denied access.

SCF_ERROR_BACKEND_READONLY

The storage mechanism that the repository server (svc.configd) chose for the operation is read-only. For the local filesystem storage mechanism (currently /etc/svc/repository.db), this usually occurs because the filesystem that contains it is mounted read-only. See mount(8)

SCF_ERROR_CONNECTION_BROKEN

The connection to repository is broken.

SCF_ERROR_CONSTRAINT_VIOLATED

A required constraint was not met.

SCF_ERROR_DELETED

Object was deleted.

SCF_ERROR_EXISTS

The object already exists.

SCF_ERROR_HANDLE_DESTROYED

An object was bound to a destroyed handle.

SCF_ERROR_HANDLE_MISMATCH

Objects from different SCF handles were used.

SCF_ERROR_IN_USE

The object is currently in use.

SCF_ERROR_INTERNAL

An internal error occurred.

SCF_ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT

An argument is invalid.

SCF_ERROR_NO_MEMORY

No memory is available.

SCF_ERROR_NO_RESOURCES

The repository server is out of resources.

SCF_ERROR_NO_SERVER

The repository server is unavailable.

SCF_ERROR_NONE

No error occurred.

SCF_ERROR_NOT_BOUND

The handle is not bound.

SCF_ERROR_NOT_FOUND

Nothing of that name was found.

SCF_ERROR_NOT_SET

Cannot use unset value.

SCF_ERROR_PERMISSION_DENIED

The user lacks sufficient authority to conduct the requested operation. See smf_security(7).

SCF_ERROR_TYPE_MISMATCH

The type does not match value.

SCF_ERROR_VERSION_MISMATCH

The SCF version is incompatible.

Return Values

The scf_error() function returns SCF_ERROR_NONE if there have been no calls from libscf functions from the current thread. The return value is undefined if the immediately previous call to a libscf function did not fail.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
MT-Level
MT-Safe

See Also

libscf(3LIB), attributes(7), svc.configd(8), svc.configd(8)