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errno(2)							      errno(2)

       errno - introduction error numbers

       #include <errno.h>

       The  external  variable	is  set when an error occurs in a system call.
       You can use the value  stored  in  errno	 to  obtain  a	more  detailed
       description  of	the  error  than  is given in the system call's return
       value.  The variable is not cleared on successful system calls, so  you
       should check its value only when an error is reported.

Return Values
       Most  system  calls have one or more return values.  An error condition
       is indicated by an otherwise impossible return value.   This  value  is
       almost  always  -1. All return codes and values from system call are of
       type int, unless otherwise noted.

       When an error occurs, most calls store one of the following values,  as
       defined in <errno.h>, in the errno variable:

       0    Unused.

       1  EPERM	 Not owner
	    This  error indicates an attempt to modify a file in some way for‐
	    bidden except to its owner or the superuser.  It is also  returned
	    for	 attempts  by  ordinary users to do things allowed only to the

       2  ENOENT  No such file or directory
	    This error occurs when a file  name	 is  specified	and  the  file
	    should  exist  but	does  not, or when one of the directories in a
	    pathname does not exist.

       3  ESRCH	 No such process
	    The process whose number was given to and does  not	 exist	or  is
	    already dead.

       4  EINTR	 Interrupted system call
	    An	asynchronous  signal (such as interrupt or quit) that the pro‐
	    gram catches occurred during a system call.	 If execution  resumes
	    after  the	asynchronous signal is processed, it will appear as if
	    the interrupted system call returned this error condition.

       5  EIO  I/O error
	    Some physical I/O error occurred during a or This error may	 occur
	    on a call following the one to which it actually applies.

       6  ENXIO	 No such device or address
	    I/O on a special file refers to a subdevice that does not exist or
	    to an area beyond the limits of the device.	 This error might also
	    occur when an illegal tape drive unit number is selected or a disk
	    pack is not loaded on a drive.

       7  E2BIG	 Arg list too long
	    An argument list longer than 10240 bytes is presented to

       8  ENOEXEC  Exec format error
	    A request is made to execute a file that does  not	start  with  a
	    valid  magic  number, although it has the appropriate permissions.
	    For further information, see

       9  EBADF	 Bad file number
	    Either a file descriptor refers to no open file or a read  request
	    is	made  for  a  file  that is open only for writing. Likewise, a
	    write request made to a file open only  for	 reading  causes  this

       10  ECHILD  No children
	    The	 program  issued  a  call  and	the  process  has no active or
	    unwaited-for children.

       11  EAGAIN  No more processes
	    In a fork, the system's process table is full or the user  is  not
	    allowed to create any more processes.

       12  ENOMEM  Not enough core
	    During  an	or a program asks for more core or swap space than the
	    system is able to supply.  A lack of swap space is normally a tem‐
	    porary condition.  However, a lack of core is not a temporary con‐
	    dition; the maximum size of the text, data, and stack segments  is
	    a system parameter.

       13  EACCES  Permission denied
	    The	 call  attempts	 to access a file in some way forbidden by the
	    protection system.

       14  EFAULT  Bad address
	    The system encountered a hardware fault in	attempting  to	access
	    the arguments of a system call.

       15  ENOTBLK  Block device required
	    The call specifies a plain file where a block device is required.

       16  EBUSY  Mount device busy
	    The call attempts to mount a device that was already mounted or to
	    unmount a device on which there was an active file	directory,  an
	    open file, current directory, mounted-on file, or active text seg‐
	    ment.  Or, the call attempts to modify a  partition	 table	incor‐
	    rectly.  See the restrictions in

       17  EEXIST  File exists
	    An existing file is mentioned in an inappropriate context.

       18  EXDEV  Cross-device link
	    The call attempts to form a hard link to a file on another device.

       19  ENODEV  No such device
	    The	 call  attempts	 to  perform an invalid operation on a device,
	    such as write to a read-only device.

       20  ENOTDIR  Not a directory
	    A file that is not a directory is specified where a	 directory  is
	    required, for example, in a pathname or as an argument to

       21  EISDIR  Is a directory
	    The call attempts to write on a directory.

       22  EINVAL  Invalid argument
	    An	invalid	 argument  is  specified.  For example, the call might
	    specify dismounting a device that is not  mounted  or  reading  or
	    writing  a	file for which has generated a negative pointer.  This
	    error is also set by math functions, as described in the reference

       23  ENFILE  File table overflow
	    The	 system's table of open files is full, and temporarily no more
	    calls can be processed.

       24  EMFILE  Too many open files
	    The process has opened too many files. The customary configuration
	    limit is 64 files per process.

       25  ENOTTY  Not a typewriter
	    The	 file  named  in an call is not a terminal or one of the other
	    devices to which the call applies.

       26  ETXTBSY  Text file busy
	    The call attempts to execute a pure-procedure program that is cur‐
	    rently open for writing or reading.	 Or, the call attempts to open
	    for writing a pure-procedure program that is being executed.

       27  EFBIG  File too large
	    The size of a file exceeds the maximum (about 1.0E9 bytes).

       28  ENOSPC  No space left on device
	    A device runs out of space during a write to an ordinary file.

       29  ESPIPE  Illegal seek
	    An call specifies a pipe or other device that does not support.

       30  EROFS  Restricted operation on a file system
	    The call attempts to access a file or directory on a mounted  file
	    system  when  that	permission has been revoked.  For example, the
	    call attempts to write a file on a file system mounted read only.

       31  EMLINK  Too many links
	    The call attempts to make more than {LINK_MAX}  hard  links	 to  a

       32  EPIPE  Broken pipe
	    The	 call attempts to write on a pipe or socket for which there is
	    no process to read the data.  This condition normally generates  a
	    signal; the error is returned if the signal is ignored.

       33  EDOM	 Argument too large
	    The argument of a function in the math package (which is described
	    in the ULTRIX Reference Pages, Section 3: Subroutines ) is out  of
	    the domain of the function.

       34  ERANGE  Result too large
	    The value of a function in the math package (which is described in
	    the ULTRIX Reference Pages, Section 3: Subroutines )  is  unrepre‐
	    sentable within machine precision.

       35  EWOULDBLOCK	Operation would block
	    The call attempts an operation that would cause a process to block
	    on an object in nonblocking mode.  For further information, see

       36  EINPROGRESS	Operation now in progress
	    The call is performing an operation that takes a long time to com‐
	    plete,  such  as  a	 call,	on  a nonblocking object.  For further
	    information, see

       37  EALREADY  Operation already in progress
	    The call attempts  an  operation  on  a  nonblocking  object  that
	    already has an operation in progress.

       38  ENOTSOCK  Socket operation on non-socket
	    The	 call  attempts	 to  perform a socket-specific operation on an
	    entity that is not a socket.

       39  EDESTADDRREQ	 Destination address required
	    A required address is omitted from an operation on a socket.

       40  EMSGSIZE  Message too long
	    A message sent on a socket is larger  than	the  internal  message

       41  EPROTOTYPE  Protocol wrong type for socket
	    A protocol is specified that does not support the semantics of the
	    socket type requested. For example, you cannot use the ARPA Inter‐
	    net UDP protocol with type SOCK_STREAM.

       42  ENOPROTOOPT	Protocol not available
	    A bad option was specified in a or call.

       43  EPROTONOSUPPORT  Protocol not supported
	    The	 protocol has not been configured into the system or an imple‐
	    mentation for it does not exist.

       44  ESOCKTNOSUPPORT  Socket type not supported
	    The support for the socket type has not been configured  into  the
	    system or an implementation for it does not exist.

       45  EOPNOTSUPP  Error-operation not supported
	    The	 call  attempts	 an  unsupported  operation, such as trying to
	    accept a connection on a datagram socket.

       46  EPFNOSUPPORT	 Protocol family not supported
	    The protocol family has not been configured into the system or  an
	    implementation for it does not exist.

       47  EAFNOSUPPORT	 Address family not supported by protocol family
	    An	address incompatible with the requested protocol is specified.
	    For example, you cannot  use  PUP  Internet	 addresses  with  ARPA
	    Internet protocols.

       48  EADDRINUSE  Address already in use
	    The	 call  attempts to use an address that is already in use. Each
	    address can be used only once.

       49  EADDRNOTAVAIL  Cannot assign requested address
	    The call attempts to create a socket with an address not  on  this

       50  ENETDOWN  Network is down
	    A socket operation encountered a network that is not operating.

       51  ENETUNREACH	Network is unreachable
	    A socket operation attempts to reach an unreachable network.

       52  ENETRESET  Network dropped connection on reset
	    The	 host  to  which  the  program	was  connected	to crashed and

       53  ECONNABORTED	 Software caused connection abort
	    A connection abort has occurred internal to your host machine.

       54  ECONNRESET  Connection reset by peer
	    A connection has been forcibly closed by a peer.  This error  usu‐
	    ally results from the peer executing a call.

       55  ENOBUFS  No buffer space available
	    The	 system	 lacks sufficient buffer space to perform an operation
	    on a socket or pipe.

       56  EISCONN  Socket is already connected
	    A request names an already connected socket, or a or request on  a
	    connected  socket specifies a destination other than the connected

       57  ENOTCONN  Socket is not connected
	    A request to send or receive data could not complete  because  the
	    socket is not connected.

       58  ESHUTDOWN  Cannot send after socket shutdown
	    A  request	to send data could not complete because the socket has
	    already been shut down with a previous call.

       59  ETOOMANYREFS	 Too many references: cannot splice

       60  ETIMEDOUT  Connection timed out
	    A request failed because the  connected  party  did	 not  properly
	    respond  after a period of time.  (The timeout period is dependent
	    on the communication protocol.)  For example,  this	 error	occurs
	    when  an  NFS file system is mounted with the ``soft,'' option and
	    the server is not responding to file operation requests.

       61  ECONNREFUSED	 Connection refused
	    No connection could be made because the  target  machine  actively
	    refused  it.  This error usually results from trying to connect to
	    a service that is inactive on the remote host.

       62  ELOOP  Too many levels of symbolic links
	    A pathname lookup involves more than eight symbolic links.

       63  ENAMETOOLONG	 File name too long
	    A component of a path name exceeds 255 characters,	or  an	entire
	    path name exceeds 1023 characters.

       64  EHOSTDOWN  Host is down
	    A  socket  operation  has  failed  because the destination host is

       65  EHOSTUNREACH	 No route to host
	    A socket operation attempts to reach an unreachable host.

       66  ENOTEMPTY  Directory not empty
	    A directory with entries other than dot (.) and  dot-dot  (..)  is
	    specified in a or call.

       67  EPROCLIM  Too many processes
	    Creating  the process would cause the user to exceed the number of
	    user processes that are available.	The maxuprc option in the con‐
	    figuration file controls this limit.

       68  EUSERS  Too many users
	    A login process would exceed the maximum allowable login processes
	    for which the system is licensed.

       69  EDQUOT  Disk quota exceeded
	    A to an ordinary file, the creation of  a  directory  or  symbolic
	    link,  or the creation of a directory entry has failed because the
	    user's quota of disk blocks is exhausted. Or, the allocation of an
	    inode for a newly created file has failed because the user's quota
	    of inodes is exhausted.

       70  ESTALE  Stale NFS file handle
	    Information used by the operating system to identify a file in  an
	    NFS	 file system that is no longer valid.  This error code results
	    from operating on a remote file  that  no  longer  exists  on  the
	    server  or	resides in a file system that has been moved to a dif‐
	    ferent device on the server.

       71  EREMOTE  Too many levels of remote in path
	    A remote NFS client has requested an operation on a file  that  is
	    remote  to	the server as well.  An attempt has been made to mount
	    an NFS remote file system that  is	not  local  to	the  specified
	    server.   This  error  code	 cannot	 occur except in response to a
	    failed call.

       72  ENOMSG  No message of desired type
	    An attempt was made to receive a message of a type that  does  not
	    exist  on  the  specified message queue.  For further information,

       73  EIDRM  Identifier removed
	    In semaphores, shared memory, or message queues, the caller	 tried
	    to	access	the identifier after it had been removed from the sys‐

       74  EALIGN  Alignment error
	    Alignment error of some type has occurred, for  example,  cluster,
	    page, or block.

       75  ENOLCK  No locks available
	    A  file  locking  request  could not be fulfilled because a system
	    limit on the number of active locks would have been exceeded.

       76  ENOSYS  Function not implemented
	    The requested function is not available in ULTRIX.	 Included  for
	    POSIX compatibility only.

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