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pthread_attr_getinheritsched, pthread_attr_setinheritsched — get and set the inheritsched attribute ( REALTIME THREADS)
int pthread_attr_getinheritsched(const pthread_attr_t *restrict attr, int *restrict inheritsched);
int pthread_attr_setinheritsched(pthread_attr_t * attr, int inheritsched);
The pthread_attr_getinheritsched() and pthread_attr_setinheritsched() functions, respectively, shall get and set the inheritsched attribute in the attr argument.
When the attributes objects are used by pthread_create(), the inheritsched attribute determines how the other scheduling attributes of the created thread shall be set.
The supported values of inheritsched shall be:
Specifies that the thread scheduling attributes shall be inherited from the creating thread, and the scheduling attributes in this attr argument shall be ignored.
The symbols PTHREAD_INHERIT_SCHED and PTHREAD_EXPLICIT_SCHED are defined in the <pthread.h> header.
The following thread scheduling attributes defined by POSIX.1‐2008 are affected by the inheritsched attribute: scheduling policy (schedpolicy), scheduling parameters (schedparam), and scheduling contention scope (contentionscope).
The behavior is undefined if the value specified by the attr argument to pthread_attr_getinheritsched() or pthread_attr_setinheritsched() does not refer to an initialized thread attributes object.
If successful, the pthread_attr_getinheritsched() and pthread_attr_setinheritsched() functions shall return zero; otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.
The pthread_attr_setinheritsched() function shall fail if:
Specifies that the thread scheduling attributes shall be set to the corresponding values from this attributes object.
The pthread_attr_setinheritsched() function may fail if:
- An attempt was made to set the attribute to an unsupported value.
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.
See Section 2.9.4, Thread Scheduling for further details on thread scheduling attributes and their default settings.
If an implementation detects that the value specified by the attr argument to pthread_attr_getinheritsched() or pthread_attr_setinheritsched() does not refer to an initialized thread attributes object, it is recommended that the function should fail and report an [EINVAL] error.
pthread_attr_destroy(), pthread_attr_getscope(), pthread_attr_getschedpolicy(), pthread_attr_getschedparam(), pthread_create()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, <pthread.h>, <sched.h>
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, Copyright (C) 2013 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. (This is POSIX.1-2008 with the 2013 Technical Corrigendum 1 applied.) In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.unix.org/online.html .
- The value of inheritsched is not valid.
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