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Find task by name get own task


Source position: exec.pas line 1257

function FindTask(

  const Name: STRPTR





Name of task to found.

Function result

A pointer to the task or process, or nil if none found.


This function will check all task queues for a task with the given name, and return a pointer to its task control block. If a nil name pointer is given a pointer to the current task will be returned.

Finding oneself with a nil for the name is very quick. Finding a task by name is very system expensive, and will disable interrupts for a long time. Since a task may remove itself at any time, a Forbid()/Permit() pair may be needed to ensure the pointer returned by FindTask() is still valid when used.

Documentation generated on: 2017-01-10