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       Error handling -

       How to handle errors.

   Data Structures
       struct brlapi_error_t

       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_SUCCESS   0
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_NOMEM   1
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_TTYBUSY   2
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_DEVICEBUSY   3
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_OPNOTSUPP   9
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_GAIERR   10
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_LIBCERR   11
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_UNKNOWNTTY   12
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_EOF   14
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_EMPTYKEY   15
       #define BRLAPI_ERROR_DRIVERERROR   16
       #define brlapi_error   (*brlapi_error_location())
       #define brlapi_errno   (brlapi_error.brlerrno)
       #define brlapi_libcerrno   (brlapi_error.libcerrno)
       #define brlapi_gaierrno   (brlapi_error.gaierrno)
       #define brlapi_errfun   (brlapi_error.errfun)

       typedef uint32_t brlapi_packetType_t
       typedef void(BRLAPI_STDCALL * brlapi_exceptionHandler_t )(int error, brlapi_packetType_t
           type, const void *packet, size_t size)
       typedef void(BRLAPI_STDCALL * brlapi__exceptionHandler_t )(brlapi_handle_t *handle, int
           error, brlapi_packetType_t type, const void *packet, size_t size)

       void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_perror (const char *s)
       brlapi_error_t *BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_error_location (void)
       const char *BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_strerror (const brlapi_error_t *error)
       const char *BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_getPacketTypeName (brlapi_packetType_t type)
       int BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_strexception (char *buffer, size_t bufferSize, int error,
           brlapi_packetType_t type, const void *packet, size_t packetSize)
       int BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__strexception (brlapi_handle_t *handle, char *buffer, size_t
           bufferSize, int error, brlapi_packetType_t type, const void *packet, size_t
           BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_setExceptionHandler (brlapi_exceptionHandler_t handler)"
           BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__setExceptionHandler (brlapi_handle_t *handle,
           brlapi__exceptionHandler_t handler)"
       void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_defaultExceptionHandler (int error, brlapi_packetType_t type,
           const void *packet, size_t size)
       void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__defaultExceptionHandler (brlapi_handle_t *handle, int error,
           brlapi_packetType_t type, const void *packet, size_t size)

       const char * brlapi_errlist []
       const int brlapi_nerr
       brlapi_error_t brlapi_error
       int brlapi_errno
       int brlapi_libcerrno
       int brlapi_gaierrno
       const char * brlapi_errfun

Detailed Description

       When a function fails, brlapi_errno will hold an error code to explain why it failed. It
       should always be reported somehow.

       Although most errors are reported that way, some (called exceptions) are reported
       asynchronously for efficiency reasons, because they always just report a programming
       error. The affected functions are: brlapi_setFocus, brlapi_write* and brlapi_sendRaw. When
       they happen, the next call to brlapi_something will close the connection and call the
       exception handler. If the exception handler returns, the brlapi_something function will
       return an end-of-file error.

       The default exception handler (brlapi_defaultExceptionHandler()) dumps the guilty packet
       before abort()ing. It can be replaced by calling brlapi_setExceptionHandler(). For
       instance, the Java and Python bindings use this for raising a Java or Python exception
       that may be caught.

Define Documentation

   #define brlapi_errfun   (brlapi_error.errfun) Cheat about the brlapi_errfun C token
   #define brlapi_errno   (brlapi_error.brlerrno) Cheat about the brlapi_errno C token
   #define brlapi_error   (*brlapi_error_location()) Cheat about the brlapi_error C token
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_AUTHENTICATION   17 Authentication failed
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_CONNREFUSED   8 Connection refused
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_DEVICEBUSY   3 A connection is already using RAW or suspend mode
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_DRIVERERROR   16 Packet returned by driver too large
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_EMPTYKEY   15 Key file empty
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_EOF   14 Unexpected end of file
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_GAIERR   10 Getaddrinfo error
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION   5 Forbiden in current mode
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_INVALID_PACKET   7 Invalid size
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER   6 Out of range or have no sense
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_LIBCERR   11 Libc error
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_NOMEM   1 Not enough memory
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_OPNOTSUPP   9 Operation not supported
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_PROTOCOL_VERSION   13 Bad protocol version
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_SUCCESS   0 Success
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_TTYBUSY   2 A connection is already running in this tty
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_UNKNOWN_INSTRUCTION   4 Not implemented in protocol
   #define BRLAPI_ERROR_UNKNOWNTTY   12 Couldn't find out the tty number
   #define brlapi_gaierrno   (brlapi_error.gaierrno) Cheat about the brlapi_gaierrno C token
   #define brlapi_libcerrno   (brlapi_error.libcerrno) Cheat about the brlapi_libcerrno C token

Typedef Documentation

   typedef void(BRLAPI_STDCALL * brlapi__exceptionHandler_t)(brlapi_handle_t *handle, int error,
       brlapi_packetType_t type, const void *packet, size_t size)
   typedef void(BRLAPI_STDCALL * brlapi_exceptionHandler_t)(int error, brlapi_packetType_t type,
       const void *packet, size_t size) Types for exception handlers
       Types of exception handlers which are to be given to brlapi_setExceptionHandler() and

           handle is the handle corresponding to the guilty connection;
           error is a BRLAPI_ERROR_ error code;
           type is the type of the guilty packet;
           packet points to the content of the guilty packet (might be a little bit truncated);
           size gives the guilty packet's size.

   typedef uint32_t brlapi_packetType_t Type for packet type. Only unsigned can cross networks,

Function Documentation

   void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__defaultExceptionHandler (brlapi_handle_t *handle, interror,
       brlapi_packetType_ttype, const void *packet, size_tsize)
   brlapi__exceptionHandler_t BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__setExceptionHandler (brlapi_handle_t
       *handle, brlapi__exceptionHandler_thandler)
   int BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi__strexception (brlapi_handle_t *handle, char *buffer,
       size_tbufferSize, interror, brlapi_packetType_ttype, const void *packet, size_tpacketSize)
   void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_defaultExceptionHandler (interror, brlapi_packetType_ttype, const
       void *packet, size_tsize)
   brlapi_error_t* BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_error_location (void) Get per-thread error location
       In multithreaded software, brlapi_error is thread-specific, so api.h cheats about the
       brlapi_error token and actually calls brlapi_error_location().

       This gets the thread specific location of global variable brlapi_error

   const char* BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_getPacketTypeName (brlapi_packetType_ttype) Get plain packet
       brlapi_getPacketTypeName() returns the plain packet type name corresponding to its

   void BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_perror (const char *s) Print a BrlAPI error message
       brlapi_perror() reads brlapi_error, and acts just like perror().

   brlapi_exceptionHandler_t BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_setExceptionHandler
       (brlapi_exceptionHandler_thandler) Set a new exception handler
       brlapi_setExceptionHandler() replaces the previous exception handler with the handler
       parameter. The previous exception handler is returned to make chaining error handlers

       The default handler just prints the exception and abort()s.

   const char* BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_strerror (const brlapi_error_t *error) Get plain error
       brlapi_strerror() returns the plain error message corresponding to its argument.

   int BRLAPI_STDCALL brlapi_strexception (char *buffer, size_tbufferSize, interror,
       brlapi_packetType_ttype, const void *packet, size_tpacketSize) Describes an exception
       brlapi_strexception() puts a text describing the given exception in buffer.

       The beginning of the guilty packet is dumped as a sequence of hex bytes.

           the size of the text describing the exception, following snprintf()'s semantics.

Variable Documentation

   const char* brlapi_errfun Shorthand for brlapi_error.errfun
   const char* brlapi_errlist[] Error message list
       These are the string constants used by brlapi_perror().

   int brlapi_errno Shorthand for brlapi_error.errno
   brlapi_error_t brlapi_error Global variable brlapi_error
       brlapi_error is a global left-value containing the last error information. Its errno field
       is not reset to BRLAPI_ERROR_SUCCESS on success.

       This information may be copied in brlapi_error_t variables for later use with the
       brlapi_strerror function.

   int brlapi_gaierrno Shorthand for brlapi_error.gaierrno
   int brlapi_libcerrno Shorthand for brlapi_error.libcerrno
   const int brlapi_nerr Number of error messages


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