pthread_attr_getscope

       attribute in thread attributes object

SYNOPSIS
       #include <pthread.h>

       int pthread_attr_setscope(pthread_attr_t *attr, int scope);
       int pthread_attr_getscope(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.1-2001 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.1-2001
              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.1-2001 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
       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.1-2001 specifies that the default contention scope is implementa-
       tion-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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       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



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