First, the function you are trying to call is hci_inquiry not hci-inquiry. The second is an invalid identifier, and the compiler should be trying to parse this as hci - inqury. Not the same thing at all.
Second, looking at the documentation (RTFM! RTFM!), it looks like you probably want to use Qt::Concurrent::run(). Maybe start another thread and include the code that (a) works and (b) fails - plus what the failure mode is. As it is I'm blindly guessing at what you're doing and what may or may not be going wrong for you.
Third, Maybe look for a QT support forum. This forum isn't really intended to help with QT, but with C, C++ or MFC. I think I'm safe in saying that QT lies outside those bounds. It might be that there's noone here particularly well versed in QT.
But as k5054 already said, this is the C/C++ forum. For Qt issues you need to find a specialist forum. My feeling would be to write a small test program using the Qt run function with different parameters to check that it does work for the different situations. Once you overcome that issue then you should be able to focus more on the HCI stuff.
QTconcurent will not accept more than 5 parameters,
What's your source for this statement. The docs Concurrent Run | Qt Concurrent 5.15.8 do not mention any limit. Assuming that its a C++ template using a parameter pack, the only limit I would expect would be your pthread stack size, which defaults to 8M, so for all intents an purposes not an issue.
One thing I would note is that hci_inquiry returns an int so I think the template parameter to QFuture should probablby be: QFuture<int> future = QTconcurrent::run( ... )
Did some testing of my own over the weekend and I can confirm that QtConcurrent::run() does not like more than 5 parameters. Maybe the thing to do is to look into std::async, std::future as it does not seem to be limited and provides the same functionality. There's a couple of videos on them here: C++ Weekly - Ep 9 std::future Quick-Start - YouTube and here: C++ Weekly - Ep 11 std::future Part 2 - YouTube. Unless there's something in QtConcurrent that ties in better with your QT project, std::async and std::future may server you better.
As a point of interest, why QT? If you're on Ubuntu, and not using Kubuntu, I would have thought that maybe GTK+ would provide a more consistent look-&-feel. There are C++ bindings available (gtkmm), so if you're on a QT/C++ learning curve it would be about the same for you. There's no integrated IDE with gtk, but there's plenty of IDE's out there that will play nicely. Or you could go "hardcore" and learn how to write Makefiles!
QTconcurent will not accept more than 5 parameters
Reminds me of when I worked for a company about to publish a completely rewritten FORTRAN compiler: The release was pushed by one (significant) customer who had run into the old compiler's limit on 99 (ninety-nine) parameters to one function. The new compiler would allow 128 parameters, but it could easily be extended to 256 in future compiler versions.
I sort of accept that when going above a certain limit (isn't it 4 for the ARM ABI?), there is an increased cost. Five is probably acceptable. The day it grows beyond 99, I think you are on the wrong track
Try using nullptr instead of NULL. NULL is defined as a macro, often the equivalent of #define NULL ((void *)0). That was fine for C, but C++ has stricter rules about converting to/from NULL pointers, so you should use nullptr, particularly when you want to pass a null pointer to a function.
Hope no one screams at me but if they do I guess its okay this question is simple its ridiculous
but here goes my total number in decimal is 1,621,270,208 the number I am trying to figure out the percent is from is 1,604,667,016
I did this calculation on the web and it came out to 98% the two number the first being total is a int the second unalloc is also a int. the variable percent is a double or float
I thought mistaking that percent = unalloc / total woudgive me 0000.98 in percent but I realize that since the quotient is zero percent is 000.000 doing percent = unalloc % total would give the reminder in percent and thus a value of 1604665335.000 I have searched the web I know this is real simple to some of you wonder if you could help
int total = 100;
int unalloc = 96;
double percent = unalloc/total;
So the problem here is that since unaloc and total are both int, the calculation is done in integer math, and then promoted to double. What you need to do is to promote either operand to the division to double (or both):
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