PTHREAD_ATTR_GETSCOPE(P) POSIX Programmer's Manual PTHREAD_ATTR_GETSCOPE(P)
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pthread_attr_getscope, pthread_attr_setscope - get and set the con-
tentionscope attribute (REALTIME THREADS)
int pthread_attr_getscope(const pthread_attr_t *restrict attr,
int *restrict contentionscope);
int pthread_attr_setscope(pthread_attr_t *attr, int contentionscope);
The pthread_attr_getscope() and pthread_attr_setscope() functions,
respectively, shall get and set the contentionscope attribute in the
The contentionscope attribute may have the values PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM,
signifying system scheduling contention scope, or PTHREAD_SCOPE_PRO-
CESS, signifying process scheduling contention scope. The symbols
PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM and PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS are defined in the
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.
The pthread_attr_setscope() function may fail if:
EINVAL The value of contentionscope is not valid.
An attempt was made to set the attribute to an unsupported
These functions shall not return an error code of [EINTR].
The following sections are informative.
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.
pthread_attr_destroy() , pthread_attr_getinheritsched() ,
pthread_attr_getschedpolicy() , pthread_attr_getschedparam() ,
pthread_create() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001,
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