slurm_perror(3) Slurm error handling functions

Other Alias

slurm_get_errno, slurm_strerror


#include <slurm/slurm_errno.h>

int slurm_get_errno ( );

void slurm_perror (
       char *header


char * slurm_strerror (
       int errnum



A Slurm error code.
A pointer to a string used as a message header for printing along with an error description.


slurm_get_errno Return the error code as set by the Slurm API function executed.

slurm_perror Print to standard error the supplied header followed by a colon followed by a text description of the last Slurm error code generated.

slurm_strerror Given a Slurm error code, return a pointer to a text description of the error's meaning.


slurm_get_errno returns an error code or zero if no error was generated by the last Slurm function call executed. slurm_strerror returns a pointer to a text string, which is empty if no error was generated by the last Slurm function call executed.


#include <stdio.h>
#include <slurm/slurm.h>
#include <slurm/slurm_errno.h>

int main (int argc, char *argv[])
       /* assume Slurm API function failed here */

       fprintf (stderr, "Slurm function errno = %d\n",

        slurm_get_errno ());

       fprintf (stderr, "Slurm function errno = %d %s\n",

        slurm_get_errno (),

        slurm_strerror (slurm_get_errno ()));

       slurm_perror ("Slurm function");

       exit (1);



These functions are included in the libslurm library, which must be linked to your process for use (e.g. "cc -lslurm myprog.c").


Copyright (C) 2002 The Regents of the University of California. Produced at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (cf, DISCLAIMER). CODE-OCEC-09-009. All rights reserved.

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