PTHREAD_GETNAME_NP(3) Library Functions Manual PTHREAD_GETNAME_NP(3)
pthread_getname_np -- get and set descriptive name of a thread
POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)
pthread_getname_np(pthread_t thread, char *name, size_t len);
pthread_setname_np(pthread_t thread, const char *name, void *arg);
The pthread_getname_np() function obtains the descriptive name of a
thread. It takes the following arguments:
thread The thread whose descriptive name will be obtained.
name The buffer to be filled with the descriptive name of the
len The size of the buffer name in bytes.
The pthread_setname_np() function sets the descriptive name of a thread.
It takes the following arguments:
thread The thread whose descriptive name will be set.
name The printf(3) format string to be used to construct the
descriptive name of the thread. The resulted descriptive
name should be shorter than PTHREAD_MAX_NAMELEN_NP.
arg The printf(3) argument used with name.
Both functions return 0 on success. Otherwise, an error number is
returned to indicate the error.
Both functions are non-standard extensions.
Both functions may fail if:
[EINVAL] Invalid parameter.
[ESRCH] Non-existent thread.
The pthread_setname_np() function may also fail if:
[ENOMEM] There was insufficient memory for the operation.
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