PTHREAD_CREATE(3) BSD Programmer's Manual PTHREAD_CREATE(3)
pthread_create - create a new thread
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_create(pthread_t *thread, const pthread_attr_t *attr, void *(*start_routine)(void *), void *arg);
The pthread_create() function is used to create a new thread, with attri- butes specified by attr, within a process. If attr is NULL, the default attributes are used. If the attributes specified by attr are modified later, the thread's attributes are not affected. Upon successful comple- tion pthread_create() will store the ID of the created thread in the lo- cation specified by thread. The thread is created executing start_routine with arg as its sole argu- ment. If the start_routine returns, the effect is as if there was an im- plicit call to pthread_exit() using the return value of start_routine as the exit status. Note that the thread in which main() was originally in- voked differs from this. When it returns from main(), the effect is as if there was an implicit call to exit() using the return value of main() as the exit status. The signal state of the new thread is initialized as: • The signal mask is inherited from the creating thread. • The set of signals pending for the new thread is empty.
If successful, the pthread_create() function will return zero. Otherwise an error number will be returned to indicate the error.
pthread_create() will fail if: [EAGAIN] The system lacked the necessary resources to create another thread, or the system-imposed limit on the total number of threads in a process [PTHREAD_THREADS_MAX] would be exceed- ed. [EINVAL] The value specified by attr is invalid.
fork(2), pthread_attr_init(3), pthread_attr_setdetachstate(3), pthread_attr_setstackaddr(3), pthread_attr_setstacksize(3), pthread_cleanup_pop(3), pthread_cleanup_push(3), pthread_exit(3), pthread_join(3)
pthread_create() conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 ("POSIX"). MirOS BSD #10-current April 4, 1996 1
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