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PTHREAD_ATTR_SETSCOPE(3) Linux Programmer's Manual PTHREAD_ATTR_SETSCOPE(3)

NAME

     pthread_attr_setscope, pthread_attr_getscope - set/get contention scope
     attribute in thread attributes object

SYNOPSIS

     #include <pthread.h>
     int pthread_attr_setscope(pthread_attr_t *attr, int scope);
     int pthread_attr_getscope(const pthread_attr_t *attr, int *scope);
     Compile and link with -pthread.

DESCRIPTION

     The  pthread_attr_setscope()  function  sets   the   contention   scope
     attribute  of  the  thread attributes object referred to by attr to the
     value specified in scope.  The contention scope attribute  defines  the
     set  of  threads  against which a thread competes for resources such as
     the CPU.  POSIX.1 specifies two possible values for scope:
     PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM
            The thread competes for resources with all other threads in  all
            processes  on the system that are in the same scheduling alloca-
            tion   domain   (a   group   of   one   or   more   processors).
            PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM  threads  are  scheduled  relative  to  one
            another according to their scheduling policy and priority.
     PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS
            The thread competes for resources with all other threads in  the
            same    process    that    were    also    created    with   the
            PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS contention  scope.   PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS
            threads  are  scheduled relative to other threads in the process
            according to their  scheduling  policy  and  priority.   POSIX.1
            leaves  it  unspecified  how  these  threads  contend with other
            threads in other process on the system or with other threads  in
            the same process that were created with the PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM
            contention scope.
     POSIX.1 requires that an implementation support at least one  of  these
     contention   scopes.   Linux  supports  PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM,  but  not
     PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS.
     On systems that support multiple contention scopes, then, in order  for
     the  parameter  setting  made by pthread_attr_setscope() to have effect
     when calling pthread_create(3), the caller must  use  pthread_attr_set-
     inheritsched(3)   to   set   the  inherit-scheduler  attribute  of  the
     attributes object attr to PTHREAD_EXPLICIT_SCHED.
     The  pthread_attr_getscope()  function  returns  the  contention  scope
     attribute  of  the  thread attributes object referred to by attr in the
     buffer pointed to by scope.

RETURN VALUE

     On success, these functions return 0; on error, they return  a  nonzero
     error number.

ERRORS

     pthread_attr_setscope() can fail with the following errors:
     EINVAL An invalid value was specified in scope.
     ENOTSUP
            scope  specified  the  value PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS, which is not
            supported on Linux.

ATTRIBUTES

     For  an  explanation  of  the  terms  used   in   this   section,   see
     attributes(7).
     allbox;   lbw24   lb   lb   l   l   l.    Interface Attribute Value  T{
     pthread_attr_setscope(),      pthread_attr_getscope()       T}   Thread
     safety  MT-Safe

CONFORMING TO

     POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

NOTES

     The  PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM  contention  scope typically indicates that a
     user-space thread is  bound  directly  to  a  single  kernel-scheduling
     entity.  This is the case on Linux for the obsolete LinuxThreads imple-
     mentation and the  modern  NPTL  implementation,  which  are  both  1:1
     threading implementations.
     POSIX.1  specifies that the default contention scope is implementation-
     defined.

SEE ALSO

     pthread_attr_init(3), pthread_attr_setaffinity_np(3),
     pthread_attr_setinheritsched(3), pthread_attr_setschedparam(3),
     pthread_attr_setschedpolicy(3), pthread_create(3), pthreads(7)

COLOPHON

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     latest version of this page, can be found at
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