Thread name support

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at
Mon Jan 16 08:19:48 UTC 2017

On 16/01/17 09:08, Chris Johns wrote:
> On 16/1/17 5:52 pm, Sebastian Huber wrote:
>> On 13/01/17 18:59, Gedare Bloom wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 3:25 AM, Sebastian Huber
>>> <sebastian.huber at> wrote:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> I added optional user-defined thread names.
>>>> The GNU pthread extensions pthread_getname_np() and
>>>> pthread_setname_np() are
>>>> now available in RTEMS and work for all threads (internal, Classic,
>>>> POSIX,
>>>> FreeBSD).
>>>> The maximum thread name size is a configuration option
>>>> Where should this new feature be documented in the C user manual?
>>> I guess at posix-users/thread.rst? I don't know if we have a list of
>>> function calls that work across the APIs, but I know quite a few do.
>> It think the POSIX API manual should be replaced by a simple list of
>> POSIX functions implemented by RTEMS. Each with a link to The Open Group
>> documentation and optionally RTEMS-specific things.
> What happens with PDF or epub format? Currently the PDF documentation is
> fully contained. Doing this means the users has to have internet access
> to use it.

Who looks at the RTEMS documentation to figure out what a POSIX function 
does? I never used the POSIX API manual.

>> The thread names are available for every API. It should be documented
>> somewhere in the user manual.
> The C user manual? The RTEMS User Manual does not contain any API
> related doco.

Hm, the C user manual and the RTEMS User Manual are different things?

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