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PMNOMEM(3)              Library Functions Manual              PMNOMEM(3)

NAME         top

       pmNoMem - report out of memory conditions

C SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       void pmNoMem(const char *where, size_t size, int fatal);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION         top

       pmNoMem is a convenience method that may be used when malloc(3)
       or a related memory allocation service fails.

       A standard message is emitted using pmNotifyErr(3) with where
       used as a message prefix and the failing allocation size is also

       If fatal is zero (and PM_RECOV_ERR is zero), pmNoMem returns (the
       allocation failure is assumed to be recoverable by the caller),
       else (and PM_FATAL_ERR is a good value to use in this case)
       exit(2) is called with an argument of 1.

SEE ALSO         top

       exit(2), malloc(3), PMAPI(3) and pmNotifyErr(3).

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