pthread_kill_other_threads_np(3) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       pthread_kill_other_threads_np - terminate all other threads in

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pthread.h>

       void pthread_kill_other_threads_np(void);

DESCRIPTION         top

       pthread_kill_other_threads_np() has an effect only in the
       LinuxThreads threading implementation.  On that implementation,
       calling this function causes the immediate termination of all
       threads in the application, except the calling thread.  The
       cancellation state and cancellation type of the to-be-terminated
       threads are ignored, and the cleanup handlers are not called in
       those threads.

ATTRIBUTES         top

       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see

       │Interface                             Attribute     Value   │
       │pthread_kill_other_threads_np()       │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │

CONFORMING TO         top

       This function is a nonstandard GNU extension; hence the suffix
       "_np" (nonportable) in the name.

NOTES         top

       pthread_kill_other_threads_np() is intended to be called just
       before a thread calls execve(2) or a similar function.  This
       function is designed to address a limitation in the obsolete
       LinuxThreads implementation whereby the other threads of an
       application are not automatically terminated (as POSIX.1-2001
       requires) during execve(2).

       In the NPTL threading implementation,
       pthread_kill_other_threads_np() exists, but does nothing.
       (Nothing needs to be done, because the implementation does the
       right thing during an execve(2).)

SEE ALSO         top

       execve(2), pthread_cancel(3), pthread_setcancelstate(3),
       pthread_setcanceltype(3), pthreads(7)

COLOPHON         top

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