pthreads and names

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Tue Dec 30 16:24:32 UTC 2008

rtwas wrote:
> Hello,
> Using the rtems-shell is pretty handy. Things like "stackuse" and 
> "pthread" are pretty handy commands.
> Names do not appear however. "pthread_create()" doesn't (near as I can 
> tell) provide a method for
> naming the threads such that when using commands like "stackuse" their 
> names appears.
> Is there a trick for giving pthreads names in rtems?
It always annoyed me that many POSIX objects do not have names.
The chapter "Object Services" in the User's Guide has a number of
object id and name related services.  One of them is 

Obviously this is non-portable and beyond POSIX but it is is VERY useful.
> Thanks.
> Robert W.
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