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SET_THREAD_AREA

Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
2012-07-13
 

NAME

set_thread_area - set a thread local storage (TLS) area  

SYNOPSIS

#include <linux/unistd.h>
#include <asm/ldt.h>

int set_thread_area(struct user_desc *u_info);

Note: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.  

DESCRIPTION

set_thread_area() sets an entry in the current thread's thread-local storage (TLS) array. The TLS array entry set by set_thread_area() corresponds to the value of u_info->entry_number passed in by the user. If this value is in bounds, set_thread_area() copies the TLS descriptor pointed to by u_info into the thread's TLS array.

When set_thread_area() is passed an entry_number of -1, it uses a free TLS entry. If set_thread_area() finds a free TLS entry, the value of u_info->entry_number is set upon return to show which entry was changed.  

RETURN VALUE

set_thread_area() returns 0 on success, and -1 on failure, with errno set appropriately.  

ERRORS

EINVAL
u_info->entry_number is out of bounds.
EFAULT
u_info is an invalid pointer.
ESRCH
A free TLS entry could not be located.
 

VERSIONS

A version of set_thread_area() first appeared in Linux 2.5.29.  

CONFORMING TO

set_thread_area() is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs that are intended to be portable.  

NOTES

Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call, since it is generally intended only for use by threading libraries. In the unlikely event that you want to call it directly, use syscall(2).  

SEE ALSO

get_thread_area(2)  

COLOPHON

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Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
VERSIONS
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

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