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Subject: Re: [boost] Adding an option to set the name of a boost::thread
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-06 18:25:46

Le 06/11/12 19:50, david.hagood_at_[hidden] a écrit :
> Has any thought been given to allowing a name to be set on a
> boost::thread, such that (if the underlying implementation supports it)
> that name would show up in things like top and ps?
> In Linux, you can name a thread via the prctl() call and it will show up
> in top - dandy for debugging which of the bazillion threads in my app has
> decided to suck up all the CPU.
> I don't know if Windows supports such a call, and IMHO it would be
> acceptable if the call did nothing in such a case.
> Ideally, I'd want to see it as a property, something like:
> void boost::thread::set_name(std::string name)
> std::string boost::thread::get_name() const;

yes this should be useful if there is a portable way to implement it.
Please could you create a Trac ticket? I will appreciate a patch that
works on linux for you.


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