pthread_attr_setaffinity_np, pthread_attr_getaffinity_np - set/get CPU affinity attribute in thread attributes object
#define _GNU_SOURCE /* See feature_test_macros(7) */ #include <pthread.h> int pthread_attr_setaffinity_np(pthread_attr_t *attr, size_t cpusetsize, const cpu_set_t *cpuset); int pthread_attr_getaffinity_np(const pthread_attr_t *attr, size_t cpusetsize, cpu_set_t *cpuset); Compile and link with -pthread.
The pthread_attr_setaffinity_np() function sets the CPU affinity mask attribute of the thread attributes object referred to by
attr to the value specified in
cpuset. This attribute determines the CPU affinity mask of a thread created using the thread attributes object
The pthread_attr_getaffinity_np() function returns the CPU affinity mask attribute of the thread attributes object referred to by
attr in the buffer pointed to by
cpusetsize is the length (in bytes) of the buffer pointed to by
cpuset. Typically, this argument would be specified as
On success, these functions return 0; on error, they return a nonzero error number.
cpuset specified a CPU that was outside the set supported by the kernel. (The kernel configuration option CONFIG_NR_CPUS defines the range of the set supported by the kernel data type used to represent CPU sets.)
(pthread_attr_getaffinity_np()) A CPU in the affinity mask of the thread attributes object referred to by
attr lies outside the range specified by
cpusetsize is too small).
(pthread_attr_setaffinity_np()) Could not allocate memory.
These functions are provided by glibc since version 2.3.4.
These functions are nonstandard GNU extensions; hence the suffix "_np" (nonportable) in the names.
In glibc 2.3.3 only, versions of these functions were provided that did not have a
cpusetsize argument. Instead the CPU set size given to the underlying system calls was always
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