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PTHREAD_ATTR_GETINHERITSCHED

PTHREAD_ATTR_GETINHERITSCHED

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

pthread_attr_getinheritsched, pthread_attr_setinheritsched - get and set the inheritsched attribute (REALTIME THREADS)  

SYNOPSIS

#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_attr_getinheritsched(const pthread_attr_t *restrict attr,
       int *restrict
inheritsched);
int pthread_attr_setinheritsched(pthread_attr_t *
attr,
       int
inheritsched);
 

DESCRIPTION

The pthread_attr_getinheritsched(), and pthread_attr_setinheritsched() functions, respectively, shall get and set the inheritsched attribute in the attr argument.

When the attributes objects are used by pthread_create(), the inheritsched attribute determines how the other scheduling attributes of the created thread shall be set.

PTHREAD_INHERIT_SCHED

Specifies that the thread scheduling attributes shall be inherited from the creating thread, and the scheduling attributes in this attr argument shall be ignored.

PTHREAD_EXPLICIT_SCHED

Specifies that the thread scheduling attributes shall be set to the corresponding values from this attributes object.

The symbols PTHREAD_INHERIT_SCHED and PTHREAD_EXPLICIT_SCHED are defined in the <pthread.h> header.

The following thread scheduling attributes defined by IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 are affected by the inheritsched attribute: scheduling policy ( schedpolicy), scheduling parameters ( schedparam), and scheduling contention scope ( contentionscope).  

RETURN VALUE

If successful, the pthread_attr_getinheritsched() and pthread_attr_setinheritsched() functions shall return zero; otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The pthread_attr_setinheritsched() function may fail if:

EINVAL
The value of inheritsched is not valid.
ENOTSUP
An attempt was made to set the attribute to an unsupported value.

These functions shall not return an error code of [EINTR].

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

After these attributes have been set, a thread can be created with the specified attributes using pthread_create(). Using these routines does not affect the current running thread.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

pthread_attr_destroy() , pthread_attr_getscope() , pthread_attr_getschedpolicy() , pthread_attr_getschedparam() , pthread_create() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <pthread.h>, <sched.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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