GET_THREAD_AREA(2) Linux Programmer's Manual GET_THREAD_AREA(2)NAMEget_thread_area - get a thread-local storage (TLS) area
int get_thread_area(struct user_desc *u_info);
Note: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
DESCRIPTIONget_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_area() copies the corresponding TLS entry into the
area pointed to by u_info.
RETURN VALUEget_thread_area() returns 0 on success. Otherwise, it returns -1 and
sets errno appropriately.
EFAULT u_info is an invalid pointer.
EINVAL u_info->entry_number is out of bounds.
A version of get_thread_area() first appeared in Linux 2.5.32.
CONFORMING TOget_thread_area() is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs
that are intended to be portable.
Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call, since it is gen‐
erally intended for use only by threading libraries. In the unlikely
event that you want to call it directly, use syscall(2).
SEE ALSOmodify_ldt(2), set_thread_area(2)COLOPHON
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