pthread_setname_np - Changes the object name in the thread object for an existing thread.
DECthreads POSIX 1003.1c Library (libpthread.so)
const char *name,
Thread object whose object name is to be changed. Object name value to copy into the thread object. Reserved for future use. The value must be zero (0).
This routine changes the object name in the thread object specified by thread to the value specified by name. To set an existing thread's object name, call this routine after creating the thread. However, with this approach your program must account for the possibility that the target thread has already exited or has been canceled before this routine is called.
The object name is a C language string and provides an identifier that is meaningful to a person debugging a DECthreads-based multithreaded application. The maximum number of characters in the object name is 31.
This routine contrasts with pthread_attr_setname_np, which changes the object name attribute in a thread attributes object that is used to create a new thread.
If an error condition occurs, this routine returns an integer value indicating the type of error. Possible return values are as follows: Successful completion. The thread specified by thread does not exist. The length in characters of name exceeds 31. Insufficient memory exists to create a copy of the object name string.
Functions: pthread_getname_np(3), pthread_attr_setname_np(3)
Manuals: Guide to DECthreads and Programmer's Guide