pthread_attr_setname_np(3)pthread_attr_setname_np(3)NAMEpthread_attr_setname_np - Change the object name attribute in a thread
const char *name,
void *mbz );
DECthreads POSIX 1003.1c Library (libpthread.so)
Address of the thread attributes object whose object name attribute is
to be changed. Object name value to copy into the thread attributes
object's object name attribute. Reserved for future use. The value
must be zero (0).
This routine changes the object name attribute in the thread attributes
object specified by attr to the value specified by name. A new thread
created using the thread attributes object is initialized with the
object name that was set in that attributes object.
The object name is a C language string and provides an identifier that
is meaningful to a person debugging a DECthreads-based multithreaded
application. The maximum number of characters in the object name is
This routine contrasts with pthread_setname_np, which changes the
object name in the thread object for an existing thread.
If an error condition occurs, this routine returns an integer value
indicating the type of error. Possible return values are as follows:
Successful completion. The value specified by attr is invalid, or the
length in characters of name exceeds 31. Insufficient memory exists to
create a copy of the object name string.
Functions: pthread_attr_getname_np(3), pthread_getname_np(3),
Manuals: Guide to DECthreads and Programmer's Guide