PTHREAD_ATTR_INIT(3C) Standard C Library Functions PTHREAD_ATTR_INIT(3C)


NAME


pthread_attr_init, pthread_attr_destroy - initialize or destroy threads
attribute object

SYNOPSIS


cc -mt [ flag... ] file... -lpthread [ library... ]
#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_attr_init(pthread_attr_t *attr);


int pthread_attr_destroy(pthread_attr_t *attr);


DESCRIPTION


The function pthread_attr_init() initializes a thread attributes object
attr with the default value for all of the individual attributes used by
a given implementation.


The resulting attribute object (possibly modified by setting individual
attribute values), when used by pthread_create(), defines the attributes
of the thread created. A single attributes object can be used in multiple
simultaneous calls to pthread_create().


The pthread_attr_init() function initializes a thread attributes object (
attr) with the default value for each attribute as follows:


Attribute Default Value Meaning of Default
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
contentionscope PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS resource competition within process
detachstate PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE joinable by other threads
stackaddr NULL stack allocated by system
stacksize 0 1 or 2 megabyte
priority 0 priority of the thread
policy SCHED_OTHER traditional time-sharing policy
inheritsched PTHREAD_INHERIT_SCHED scheduling policy and parameters
are inherited from the creating
thread
guardsize PAGESIZE size of guard area for a thread's
created stack


The pthread_attr_destroy() function destroys a thread attributes object (
attr), which cannot be reused until it is reinitialized. An
implementation may cause pthread_attr_destroy() to set attr to an
implementation-dependent invalid value. The behavior of using the
attribute after it has been destroyed is undefined.

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, pthread_attr_init() and
pthread_attr_destroy() return a value of 0. Otherwise, an error number
is returned to indicate the error.

ERRORS


The pthread_attr_init() function will fail if:

ENOMEM
Insufficient memory exists to initialize the thread attributes
object.


The pthread_attr_destroy() function may fail if:

EINVAL
attr is invalid.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-------------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|MT-Level | MT-Safe |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|Standard | See standards(5). |
+--------------------+-------------------+

SEE ALSO


sysconf(3C), pthread_attr_getdetachstate(3C), pthread_attr_get_np(3C),
pthread_attr_getguardsize(3C), pthread_attr_getinheritsched(3C),
pthread_attr_getschedparam(3C), pthread_attr_getschedpolicy(3C),
pthread_attr_getscope(3C), pthread_attr_getstackaddr(3C),
pthread_attr_getstacksize(3C), pthread_attr_setdetachstate(3C),
pthread_attr_setguardsize(3C), pthread_attr_setinheritsched(3C),
pthread_attr_setschedparam(3C), pthread_attr_setschedpolicy(3C),
pthread_attr_setscope(3C), pthread_attr_setstackaddr(3C),
pthread_attr_setstacksize(3C), pthread_create(3C), attributes(5),
standards(5)


December 10, 2015 PTHREAD_ATTR_INIT(3C)