pthread_attr_setsigmask_np

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NAME
       pthread_attr_setsigmask_np, pthread_attr_getsigmask_np - set/get signal
       mask attribute in thread attributes object

SYNOPSIS
       #define _GNU_SOURCE             /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
       #include <pthread.h>

       int pthread_attr_setsigmask_np(pthread_attr_t *attr,
                                      const sigset_t *sigmask);
       int pthread_attr_getsigmask_np(const pthread_attr_t *attr,
                                      sigset_t *sigmask);

       Compile and link with -pthread.

DESCRIPTION
       The pthread_attr_setsigmask_np() function sets the signal mask attribute
       of the thread attributes object referred to by attr to the value
       specified in *sigmask.  If sigmask is specified as NULL, then any
       existing signal mask attribute in attr is unset.

       The pthread_attr_getsigmask_np() function returns the signal mask
       attribute of the thread attributes object referred to by attr in the
       buffer pointed to by sigmask.  If the signal mask attribute is currently
       unset, then this function returns the special value
       PTHREAD_ATTR_NO_SIGMASK_NP as its result.

RETURN VALUE
       The pthread_attr_setsigmask_np() function returns 0 on success, or a
       nonzero error number on failure.

       the pthread_attr_getsigmask_np() function returns either 0 or
       PTHREAD_ATTR_NO_SIGMASK_NP.  When 0 is returned, the signal mask
       attribute is returned via sigmask.  A return value of
       PTHREAD_ATTR_NO_SIGMASK_NP indicates that the signal mask attribute is
       not set in attr.

       On error, these functions return a positive error number.

ERRORS
       ENOMEM (pthread_attr_setsigmask_np()) Could not allocate memory.

VERSIONS
       These functions are provided by glibc since version 2.32.

ATTRIBUTES
       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

       ┌──────────────────────────────────────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface                                     Attribute     Value   │
       ├──────────────────────────────────────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │pthread_attr_setsigmask_np(),                 │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       │pthread_attr_getsigmask_np()                  │               │         │
       └──────────────────────────────────────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘

CONFORMING TO
       These functions are nonstandard GNU extensions; hence the suffix "_np"
       (nonportable) in the names.

NOTES
       The signal mask attribute determines the signal mask that will be
       assigned to a thread created using the thread attributes object attr.  If
       this attribute is not set, then a thread created using attr will inherit
       a copy of the creating thread's signal mask.

       For more details on signal masks, see sigprocmask(2).  For a description
       of a set of macros that can be used to manipulate and inspect signal
       sets, see sigsetops(3).

       In the absence of pthread_attr_setsigmask_np() it is possible to create a
       thread with a desired signal mask as follows:

       • The creating thread uses pthread_sigmask(3) to save its current signal
         mask and set its mask to block all signals.

       • The new thread is then created using pthread_create(); the new thread
         will inherit the creating thread's signal mask.

       • The new thread sets its signal mask to the desired value using
         pthread_sigmask(3).

       • The creating thread restores its signal mask to the original value.

       Following the above steps, there is no possibility for the new thread to
       receive a signal before it has adjusted its signal mask to the desired
       value.

SEE ALSO
       sigprocmask(2), pthread_attr_init(3), pthread_sigmask(3), pthreads(7),
       signal(7)

COLOPHON
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