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GET_THREAD_AREA

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2003-02-21
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NAME

get_thread_area - Get a Thread Local Storage (TLS) area  

SYNOPSIS

#include <linux/unistd.h>
#include <asm/ldt.h>

int get_thread_area(struct user_desc *u_info);  

DESCRIPTION

get_thread_area() returns an entry in the current thread's Thread Local Storage (TLS) array. The index of the entry corresponds to the value of u_info->entry_number, passed in by the user. If the value is in bounds, get_thread_area() copies the corresponding TLS entry into the area pointed to by u_info.  

RETURN VALUE

get_thread_area() returns 0 on success. Otherwise, it returns -1 and sets errno appropriately.  

ERRORS

EFAULT
u_info is an invalid pointer.
EINVAL
u_info->entry_number is out of bounds.
 

VERSIONS

A version of get_thread_area() first appeared in Linux 2.5.32.  

CONFORMING TO

get_thread_area() is Linux specific and should not be used in programs that are intended to be portable.  

SEE ALSO

modify_ldt(2), set_thread_area(2)


 

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SYNOPSIS
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