pthread_attr_setstacksize - Changes the stacksize
attribute in the specified thread attributes object
size_t stacksize );
DECthreads POSIX 1003.1c Library (libpthread.so)
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to
industry standards as follows:
IEEE Std 1003.1c-1995, POSIX System Application Program
Thread attributes object to be modified. New value for
the stacksize attribute of the thread attributes object
specified by the attr argument. The stacksize argument
must be greater than or equal to PTHREAD_STACK_MIN.
PTHREAD_STACK_MIN specifies the minimum size (in bytes) of
stack needed for a thread.
This routine sets the stacksize attribute in the thread
attributes object specified by the attr argument. Use this
routine to adjust the size of the writable area of the
stack for a new thread.
The size of a thread's stack is fixed at the time of
thread creation. Only the initial thread can dynamically
extend its stack.
Many compilers do not check for stack overflow. Ensure
that the new thread's stack is sufficient for the
resources required by routines that are called from the
If an error condition occurs, this routine returns an
integer value indicating the type of error. Possible
return values are as follows: Successful completion. The
value specified by attr is invalid, or the value specified
by stacksize is less than PTHREAD_STACK_MIN or exceeds a
Functions: pthread_attr_init(3), pthread_attr_getstacksize(3), pthread_create(3)
Manuals: Guide to DECthreads and Programmer's Guide
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