In order for the interface to become more thread safe, the error
handling was revised to no longer depend on a static errno and
error string buffer.
This patch converts all error paths to return a libnl specific
error code which can be translated to a error message using
nl_geterror(int error). The functions nl_error() and
nl_get_errno() are therefore obsolete.
This change required various sets of function prototypes to be
changed in order to return an error code, the most prominent
struct nl_cache *foo_alloc_cache(...);
int foo_alloc_cache(..., struct nl_cache **);
struct nl_msg *foo_build_request(...);
int foo_build_request(..., struct nl_msg **);
struct foo *foo_parse(...);
int foo_parse(..., struct foo **);
This pretty much only leaves trivial allocation functions to
still return a pointer object which can still return NULL to
signal out of memory.
This change is a serious API and ABI breaker, sorry!