NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | VERSIONS | ATTRIBUTES | CONFORMING TO | NOTES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

ADDSEVERITY(3)            Linux Programmer's Manual           ADDSEVERITY(3)

NAME         top

       addseverity - introduce new severity classes

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <fmtmsg.h>

       int addseverity(int severity, const char *s);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       addseverity():
           Since glibc 2.19:
               _DEFAULT_SOURCE
           Glibc 2.19 and earlier:
               _SVID_SOURCE

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function allows the introduction of new severity classes which
       can be addressed by the severity argument of the fmtmsg(3) function.
       By default, that function knows only how to print messages for
       severity 0-4 (with strings (none), HALT, ERROR, WARNING, INFO).  This
       call attaches the given string s to the given value severity.  If s
       is NULL, the severity class with the numeric value severity is
       removed.  It is not possible to overwrite or remove one of the
       default severity classes.  The severity value must be nonnegative.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Upon success, the value MM_OK is returned.  Upon error, the return
       value is MM_NOTOK.  Possible errors include: out of memory, attempt
       to remove a nonexistent or default severity class.

VERSIONS         top

       addseverity() is provided in glibc since version 2.1.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌──────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface     Attribute     Value   │
       ├──────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │addseverity() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └──────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO         top

       This function is not specified in the X/Open Portability Guide
       although the fmtmsg(3) function is.  It is available on System V
       systems.

NOTES         top

       New severity classes can also be added by setting the environment
       variable SEV_LEVEL.

SEE ALSO         top

       fmtmsg(3)

COLOPHON         top

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GNU                              2016-03-15                   ADDSEVERITY(3)