BSM Solaris - question of return value

BSM Solaris - question of return value

Post by Jerome Allar » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00


I am working on BSM trail analysis.
I can't manage to get the return value of a program (or a unix command).

After a process is executed I have in my file :
- event AUE_EXECVE [
                       * header : ...
                       * path : <prog>
                       * attribute: ...
                       * subject : ...<pid>...
                       * return : success,0 ]
- event AUE_EXIT [
                       * header : ...
                       * subject : ...<pid>...
                       * return : success,0 ]
Whatever is the return value of my program.
For instance with a C program essai of the form :
                main {
With a shell :
            % echo $?
I have 2.But in my log file I still have return : success,0.

Is it possible (and how?) to get this return value from my log file ?



Je fais de l'analyse de log BSM et je n'arrive pas rcuprer le code
de retour d'un programme ou d'une commande unix lance


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I wrote the routine below to test some code in one of our
applications. This snippet exactly mirrors what is happening in our
real code. It was compiled on a sun-4 ultra platfrom using SC5.0 under
Solaris 5.6. If I pass the integer value of 2 as the first arguement
then control falls through the switch statement, and out of the
routine without explicitly returning any value. The compiler does not
report this as either a warning or an error. So far I have not been
unable to find anywhere in the documentation that specifies what the
return value from a routine will be if it is not explicitly given a
value to return. In my test, I wrote a short main to pass the values
(1,1), (1,2), and(2,1) to switchTest(int, int). The first 2 calls
returned the predictable results of TRUE and FALSE. The third call
also returned a FALSE, but that does not satisfy me that the return
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bool switchTest(int num, int num2)
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    case 1:
      switch(num2) {
      case 1:
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        printf("DEFAULT CASE: Num = %d, Num2 = %d\n", num, num2);

Does anybody have the precise information on what the behaviour for
this compiler is defined to be for this situation?


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