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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.
This function will return the current
Otherwise, it will make the execution domain
the new execution domain of the calling process.
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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