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Linux 2.6 - man page for get_robust_list (linux section 2)

GET_ROBUST_LIST(2)			Linux System Calls		       GET_ROBUST_LIST(2)

       get_robust_list, set_robust_list - get/set list of robust futexes

       #include <linux/futex.h>
       #include <syscall.h>

       long get_robust_list(int pid, struct robust_list_head **head_ptr,
			size_t *len_ptr);
       long set_robust_list(struct robust_list_head *head, size_t len);

       Note: There are no glibc wrappers for these system calls; see NOTES.

       The robust futex implementation needs to maintain per-thread lists of robust futexes which
       are unlocked when the thread exits.  These lists are managed in user space; the kernel  is
       notified about only the location of the head of the list.

       The  get_robust_list() system call returns the head of the robust futex list of the thread
       whose thread ID is specified in pid.  If pid is 0, the head of the list	for  the  calling
       thread  is returned.  The list head is stored in the location pointed to by head_ptr.  The
       size of the object pointed to by **head_ptr is stored in len_ptr.

       The set_robust_list() system call requests the kernel to record the head of  the  list  of
       robust futexes owned by the calling thread.  The head argument is the list head to record.
       The len argument should be sizeof(*head).

       The set_robust_list() and get_robust_list() system calls return zero when the operation is
       successful, an error code otherwise.

       The set_robust_list() system call can fail with the following error:

       EINVAL len  does  not match the size of structure struct robust_list_head expected by ker-

       The get_robust_list() system call can fail with the following errors:

       EPERM  The calling process does not have permission to see the robust futex  list  of  the
	      thread with the thread ID pid, and does not have the CAP_SYS_PTRACE capability.

       ESRCH  No thread with the thread ID pid could be found.

       EFAULT The head of the robust futex list can't be stored at the location head.

       These  system  calls  were  added  in  Linux  2.6.17.  No library support is provided; use

       These system calls are not needed by normal applications.  No support for them is provided
       in glibc.  In the unlikely event that you want to call them directly, use syscall(2).

       A thread can have only one robust futex list; therefore applications that wish to use this
       functionality should use the robust mutexes provided by glibc.


       Documentation/robust-futexes.txt and Documentation/robust-futex-ABI.txt in the Linux  ker-
       nel source tree

       This  page  is  part of release 3.55 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the
       project,    and	  information	 about	  reporting    bugs,	can    be    found     at

Linux					    2012-07-13			       GET_ROBUST_LIST(2)

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