System Error Codes are defined errors and error messages which can be utilized by programmers when their software has an issue. They can be displayed by a computer to users in response to software issues as well as hardware issues or even specific types of input by the user. The system error codes are displayed as an acronym, together with a description and suggestions for what to do next.
These error codes are often seen on the internet when the website is not available or if an internal server issue occurs for instance, the problem with a database. On a local machine it could be as simple as a “file too long” where the solution is changing the file name, or more complex, like “no disk space left.” In this situation it is possible for the user to shut down the program (to free swap use of files) or erase online arrangement some files, or buy an additional hard drive.
Other system errors could be as severe as “fatal error,” in which a program has decided to quit or give up, but they may also be as simple as a signal that something isn’t working. The header file errno has error codes for almost every possible error that can occur on the GNU/Hurd operating system.
These errors can range from the simple “text file busy” when an operation attempts to modify a read-only file, to the more intricate “broken pipeline.” These errors could also mean that the function attempting to perform on the resource has been stopped by a signal such SIGPIPE and not properly taken care of.