SET_THREAD_AREASection: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
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NAMEset_thread_area - Set a Thread Local Storage (TLS) area
DESCRIPTIONset_thread_area() sets an entry in the current thread's Thread Local Storage (TLS) array. The TLS array entry set by set_thread_area() corresponds to the value of u_info->entry_number passed in by the user. If this value is in bounds, set_thread_area() copies the TLS descriptor pointed to by u_info into the thread's TLS array.
When set_thread_area() is passed an entry_number of -1, it uses a free TLS entry. If set_thread_area() finds a free TLS entry, the value of u_info->entry_number is set upon return to show which entry was changed.
RETURN VALUEset_thread_area() returns 0 on success, and -1 on failure, with errno set appropriately.
- u_info->entry_number is out of bounds.
- u_info is an invalid pointer.
- A free TLS entry could not be located.
VERSIONSA version of set_thread_area() first appeared in Linux 2.5.29.
CONFORMING TOset_thread_area() is Linux specific and should not be used in programs that are intended to be portable.