ADDSEVERITY(3C) Standard C Library Functions ADDSEVERITY(3C)


NAME


addseverity - build a list of severity levels for an application for use
with fmtmsg

SYNOPSIS


#include <fmtmsg.h>

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


DESCRIPTION


The addseverity() function builds a list of severity levels for an
application to be used with the message formatting facility fmtmsg(). The
severity argument is an integer value indicating the seriousness of the
condition. The string argument is a pointer to a string describing the
condition (string is not limited to a specific size).


If addseverity() is called with an integer value that has not been
previously defined, the function adds that new severity value and print
string to the existing set of standard severity levels.


If addseverity() is called with an integer value that has been previously
defined, the function redefines that value with the new print string.
Previously defined severity levels may be removed by supplying the null
string. If addseverity() is called with a negative number or an integer
value of 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, the function fails and returns -1. The values
0-4 are reserved for the standard severity levels and cannot be modified.
Identifiers for the standard levels of severity are:

MM_HALT
Indicates that the application has encountered a severe
fault and is halting. Produces the print string HALT.


MM_ERROR
Indicates that the application has detected a fault.
Produces the print string ERROR.


MM_WARNING
Indicates a condition that is out of the ordinary, that
might be a problem, and should be watched. Produces the
print string WARNING.


MM_INFO
Provides information about a condition that is not in
error. Produces the print string INFO.


MM_NOSEV
Indicates that no severity level is supplied for the
message.


Severity levels may also be defined at run time using the SEV_LEVEL
environment variable (see fmtmsg(3C)).

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, addseverity() returns MM_OK. Otherwise it
returns MM_NOTOK.

EXAMPLES


Example 1: Example of addseverity() function.




When the function call


addseverity(7,"ALERT")


is followed by the call


fmtmsg(MM_PRINT, "UX:cat", 7, "invalid syntax", "refer to manual",
"UX:cat:001")


the resulting output is


UX:cat: ALERT: invalid syntax
TO FIX: refer to manual UX:cat:001


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+---------------+-----------------+
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+---------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | Safe |
+---------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


fmtmsg(1), fmtmsg(3C), gettxt(3C), printf(3C), attributes(5)


December 29, 1996 ADDSEVERITY(3C)