Re: linux missing support for _POSIX_THREAD_CPUTIME?

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 13:37:42 EST

On Wed, 27 May 2009, Chris Friesen wrote:

> Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 May 2009, Chris Friesen wrote:
> >
> > That's more a question for the glibc folks. CC'ed.
> Actually, I'm looking at the kernel code here. It looks like
> posix_cpu_clock_get() should be able to handle a per-task cpu clock for
> another thread within the same process. However, it's only ever called
> by thread_cpu_clock_get(), which hardcodes a clock_id of THREAD_CLOCK,
> which corresponds to the current thread.

No, it's also called via the CLOCK_DISPATCH magic in posix_timers.c

> Similarly, invalid_clockid() will say that the clock_id is invalid if
> it's positive but greater than 15. If my math is right, this means that
> any pid > 2 will result in invalid_clockid() failing.

posix_cpu_clock_get() does:

const pid_t pid = CPUCLOCK_PID(which_clock);

CPUCLOCK_PID is defined as:

#define CPUCLOCK_PID(clock) ((pid_t) ~((clock) >> 3))

include/linux/posix-timers.h has the helper macros to build the
clock_id value for posix_cpu_clock_get()

#define MAKE_PROCESS_CPUCLOCK(pid, clock) \
((~(clockid_t) (pid) << 3) | (clockid_t) (clock))
#define MAKE_THREAD_CPUCLOCK(tid, clock) \

Hope that helps,

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