PTHREAD_ATTR_SETSCOPE(3) Linux Programmer's Manual PTHREAD_ATTR_SETSCOPE(3)
pthread_attr_setscope, pthread_attr_getscope - set/get contention scope attribute in thread attributes object
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.
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:
The thread competes for resources with all other threads in all processes on the system that are in the same scheduling allocation
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.
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 schedul-
ing 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
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_setinheritsched(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 buf-
fer pointed to by scope.
On success, these functions return 0; on error, they return a nonzero error number.
pthread_attr_setscope() can fail with the following errors:
EINVAL An invalid value was specified in scope.
scope specified the value PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS, which is not supported on Linux.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|Interface | Attribute | Value |
|pthread_attr_setscope(), | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
|pthread_attr_getscope() | | |
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 implementation and the modern NPTL implementation, which are both 1:1
POSIX.1 specifies that the default contention scope is implementation-defined.
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)
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