pthread_getname_np(3)pthread_getname_np(3)NAMEpthread_getname_np - Obtain the object name from the thread object of
an existing thread
size_t len );
DECthreads POSIX 1003.1c Library (libpthread.so)
Thread object whose object name is to be obtained. Location to store
the obtained object name. Length in bytes of buffer at the location
specified by name.
This routine copies the object name from the thread object specified by
thread to the buffer at the location name. Before calling this rou‐
tine, your program must allocate the buffer indicated by name.
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
If the specified thread object has not been previously set with an
object name, this routine copies a C language null string into the buf‐
fer at location name.
This routine contrasts with pthread_attr_getname_np, which obtains the
object name attribute in a thread attributes object that is used to
create a new 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 thread specified by thread does not exist.
Functions: pthread_attr_getname_np(3), pthread_setname_np(3)
Manuals: Guide to DECthreads and Programmer's Guide