Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (3P)
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--- get and set the level of concurrency
int pthread_setconcurrency(int new_level);
Unbound threads in a process may or may not be required to be
simultaneously active. By default, the threads implementation ensures
that a sufficient number of threads are active so that the process can
continue to make progress. While this conserves system resources, it
may not produce the most effective level of concurrency.
function allows an application to inform the threads implementation of
its desired concurrency level,
The actual level of concurrency provided by the implementation as a
result of this function call is unspecified.
is zero, it causes the implementation to maintain the concurrency level
at its discretion as if
had never been called.
function shall return the value set by a previous call to the
function. If the
function was not previously called, this function shall return zero to
indicate that the implementation is maintaining the concurrency level.
A call to
shall inform the implementation of its desired concurrency level.
The implementation shall use this as a hint, not a requirement.
If an implementation does not support multiplexing of user threads on
top of several kernel-scheduled entities, the
functions are provided for source code compatibility but they shall
have no effect when called. To maintain the function semantics, the
parameter is saved when
is called so that a subsequent call to
shall return the same value.
If successful, the
function shall return zero; otherwise, an error number shall be
returned to indicate the error.
function shall always return the concurrency level set by a previous
function has never been called,
shall return zero.
function shall fail if:
The value specified by
The value specified by
would cause a system resource to be exceeded.
function shall not return an error code of
The following sections are informative.
Application developers should note that an implementation can always
ignore any calls to
and return a constant for
For this reason, it is not recommended that portable applications
use this function.
These functions may be removed in a future version.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
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