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From: Alexander Terekhov (terekhov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-25 09:22:01

> Actually, fixing the limited number of "native" TSD slots isn't so
> easy. The only way to actually fix it would mean that set_specific()
> could fail with an out of memory error, which is problematic and
> quite different from expected gaurantees of TSD implementations.

Pg. 1554/System Interfaces Technical Standard (2001)
(Draft June 14, 2001):

"33564 NAME
 33565 pthread_getspecific, pthread_setspecific
       - thread-specific data management
 33593 ERRORS
 33594 No errors are returned from pthread_getspecific().
 33595 The pthread_setspecific() function **shall fail** if:
 33596 [*ENOMEM*] **Insufficient memory exists to associate
       the value with the key**."


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