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Subject: Re: [boost] Adding an option to set the name of a boost::thread
From: Vicente Botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-07 08:27:07

david.hagood wrote
> On 11/07/2012 05:35 AM, Vicente Botet wrote:
>> niXman wrote
>>> Hi,
>>> In glibc since 2.12 available new pthread interfaces:
>>> 1. pthread_setname_np
>>> 2. pthread_getname_np
>> Thanks for pointing this. On MacOs these functions can not be used to
>> name a
>> specific thread but the current thread, so my preceding remark seems
>> still
>> valid.
> You could always have the thread set up code handle setting the name in
> the thread's context before transferring control over to the user
> supplied function.

This is exactly what I meant when I said "to associate the setting of the
name attribute to the thread_attributes class so that the implementation can
set it at the start of the thread. "

So that the setting can not be of the thread class as the thread will be
already started.


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