[quagga-dev 1067] Re: Bug in lib/daemon.c [PATCH]

Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie
Tue Apr 20 18:14:10 BST 2004


On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, PC Drew wrote:

> In my experiences, most POSIX function calls return < 0 on error,
> so I always check for that.  Is there something wrong with checking
> < 0 or <= -1?

For functions that use errno to indicate type of error, do any return 
values other than -1 (or other documented error value).

For setsid(), is there any system where this function is documented 
to return a value other than -1? It just seems to me that if its 
documented to return -1 (not < 0), we should check for -1.

regards,
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