standards/107561: Missing SUS function tcgetsid()

Oliver Fromme olli at
Sun Jan 7 12:41:05 PST 2007

The following reply was made to PR standards/107561; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Oliver Fromme <olli at>
To: freebsd-standards at FreeBSD.ORG, jau at, bug-followup at FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: Re: standards/107561: Missing SUS function tcgetsid()
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 21:04:18 +0100 (CET)

 Jukka Ukkonen wrote:
  > This is SUS compatibility only.
  > This was not strictly required by POSIX at the time it was implemented
  > for SUS, but since SUS clearly is a major driver in the POSIX activities,
  > tcgetsid() might be an obvious future extension to POSIX anyhow.
  > And furthermore there is no sane reason for sticking to POSIX only,
  > if the extension needed to become better compatible with other major
  > specifications happens to be this easy.
 In fact, tcgetsid() is part of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 a.k.a.
 POSIX-2001, which is equivalent to SUSv3.
 The proposed implementation looks good to me (we would
 also need an appropriate manual page, though).
 Best regards
 Oliver Fromme,  secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing
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