|| Linux Programmer's Manual
NAME personality - set the process execution domain
int personality(unsigned long
Linux supports different execution domains, or personalities, for each process. Among other things, execution domains tell Linux how to map signal numbers into signal actions. The execution domain system allows Linux to provide limited support for binaries compiled under other UNIX-like operating systems.
This function will return the current
equals 0xffffffff. Otherwise, it will make the execution domain referenced by
the new execution domain of the calling process.
RETURN VALUE On success, the previous
persona is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and
errno is set appropriately.
The kernel was unable to change the personality.
personality() is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs intended to be portable.
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