explain_fork_or_die − create a child process and report errors
The explain_fork_or_die function is used to call the fork(2) system call. On failure an explanation will be printed to stderr, obtained from explain_fork(3), and then the process terminates by calling exit(EXIT_FAILURE).
This function is intended to be used in a fashion similar to the following example:
This function only returns on success. On failure, prints an explanation and exits.
create a child process
explain fork(2) errors
terminate the calling process
libexplain version 1.4
Copyright (C) 2008 Peter Miller