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posix_spawnattr_destroy(3C)

Name

posix_spawnattr_destroy, posix_spawnattr_init - destroy and initialize spawn attributes object

Synopsis

#include <spawn.h>

int posix_spawnattr_destroy(posix_spawnattr_t *attr);
int posix_spawnattr_init(posix_spawnattr_t *attr);

Description

The posix_spawnattr_destroy() function destroys a spawn attributes object. A destroyed attr attributes object can be reinitialized using posix_spawnattr_init(). The results of otherwise referencing the object after it has been destroyed are undefined. An implementation can cause posix_spawnattr_destroy() to set the object referenced by attr to an invalid value.

The posix_spawnattr_init() function initializes a spawn attributes object attr with the default value for all of the individual attributes used by the implementation. Results are undefined if posix_spawnattr_init() is called specifying an already initialized attr attributes object.

A spawn attributes object is of type posix_spawnattr_t (defined in <spawn.h>) and is used to specify the inheritance of process attributes across a spawn operation.

No attributes other than those defined by IEEE Std 1003.1-200x are provided.

The resulting spawn attributes object (possibly modified by setting individual attribute values), is used to modify the behavior of posix_spawn(3C) or posix_spawnp(3C). After a spawn attributes object has been used to spawn a process by a call to posix_spawn() or posix_spawnp(), any function affecting the attributes object (including destruction) will not affect any process that has been spawned in this way.

Return Values

Upon successful completion, posix_spawnattr_destroy() and posix_spawnattr_init() return 0. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error.

Errors

The posix_spawnattr_init() function will fail if:

ENOMEM

Insufficient memory exists to initialize the spawn attributes object.

The posix_spawnattr_destroy() function may fail if:

EINVAL

The value specified by attr is invalid.

Attributes

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed
MT-Level
MT-Safe
Standard

See Also

posix_spawn(3C), posix_spawnattr_getflags(3C), posix_spawnattr_getpgroup(3C), posix_spawnattr_getschedparam(3C), posix_spawnattr_getschedpolicy(3C), posix_spawnattr_getsigdefault(3C), posix_spawnattr_getsigmask(3C), attributes(5), standards(5)