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The pthread_attr_getscope() and pthread_attr_setscope() functions,
respectively, shall get and set the contentionscope attribute in the
The contentionscope attribute may have the values
PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM, signifying system scheduling contention scope,
or PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS, signifying process scheduling contention
scope. The symbols PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM and PTHREAD_SCOPE_PROCESS are
defined in the <pthread.h> header.
The behavior is undefined if the value specified by the attr argument
to pthread_attr_getscope() or pthread_attr_setscope() does not refer
to an initialized thread attributes object.
The pthread_attr_setscope() function shall fail if:
An attempt was made to set the attribute to an unsupported
The pthread_attr_setscope() function may fail if:
EINVAL The value of contentionscope is not valid.
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_getscope() or pthread_attr_setscope() does
not refer to an initialized thread attributes object, it is
recommended that the function should fail and report an [EINVAL]
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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
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