System Error codes are errors and errors that programmers can use in the event that their software is experiencing a problem. They can be displayed to the users of a computer system in response to hardware issues, software issues, and even certain kinds 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 can be seen on the Internet when a website is not accessible, or if there is an internal server issue, such as a data base issue. On a local machine, these errors may be as simple as a “file too long” and the solution is changing the name of the file, or more complicated, such as “no space left on the disk.” In this instance, you may need to close some applications (to clear swap files) or delete files, or buy an extra hard disk.
Other system errors could be as severe as “fatal error,” in which a program has made the decision to quit or stop, but they could also be as minor as an alert that something isn’t working. The majority of errors that be experienced on the GNU/Hurd system is reflected by an error code within the header file errno.
These errors can range from the simple “text file busy” when an operation is trying modify a read-only file, to the more intricate “broken pipeline.” These errors can also indicate that the operation trying to work on the resource was interrupted by a SIGPIPE signal, and was not dealt with.