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get_thread_area() - Unix, Linux System Call

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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_info 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

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

CONFORMING TO

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

AVAILABILITY

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

SEE ALSO


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