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PTHREAD_ATTR_GETSCOPE

PTHREAD_ATTR_GETSCOPE

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

pthread_attr_getscope, pthread_attr_setscope - get and set the contentionscope attribute (REALTIME THREADS)  

SYNOPSIS

#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_attr_getscope(const pthread_attr_t *restrict attr,
       int *restrict
contentionscope);
int pthread_attr_setscope(pthread_attr_t *
attr, int contentionscope);
 

DESCRIPTION

The pthread_attr_getscope() and pthread_attr_setscope() functions, respectively, shall get and set the contentionscope attribute in the attr object.

The contentionscope attribute may have the values PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM, signifying system scheduling contention scope, or PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS, signifying process scheduling contention scope. The symbols PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM and PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS are defined in the <pthread.h> header.  

RETURN VALUE

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

ERRORS

The pthread_attr_setscope() function may fail if:

EINVAL
The value of contentionscope 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_getinheritsched() , 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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