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personality - set the process execution domain
int personality(unsigned long persona);
Linux supports different execution domains, or personalities, for each
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.
sets the caller's execution domain to the value specified by
as 0xffffffff provides a way of retrieving
the current persona without changing it.
A list of the available execution domains can be found in
On success, the previous
On error, -1 is returned, and
is set appropriately.
The kernel was unable to change the personality.
is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs intended to
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