IEEE Standards Interpretation for IEEE Std 1003.1™-1990 IEEE Standard for Information Technology--Portable Operating System Interfaces (POSIX®)
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Interpretation Request #108
Topic: timespec type in sched_param Relevant Sections: 13.1 PASC
The description of the sched_ss_repl_period and sched_ss_init_budget members of the sched_param structure are defined as type "timespec". This should be "struct timespec"
Change "timespec" to "struct timespec" for these two lines.
The standards states that the sched_ss_repl_period and sched_ss_init_budget members of the sched_param structure should be of type timespec and conforming implementations must conform to this. However, concerns have been raised about this which are being referred to the sponsor.
The omission of "struct" prefix to timespec is an error.
Notes to Project Editor (not part of the interpretation)
This should be fixed as in section 11. Forwarded to Interpretations group: 2 June 2000 Proposed resolution: 2 June 2000 Finalized Interpretation: 25 July 2000