PTHREAD_CANCEL(3C) Standard C Library Functions PTHREAD_CANCEL(3C)


NAME


pthread_cancel - cancel execution of a thread

SYNOPSIS


cc -mt [ flag... ] file... -lpthread [ library... ]
#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_cancel(pthread_t target_thread);


DESCRIPTION


The pthread_cancel() function requests that target_thread be canceled.


By default, cancellation is deferred until target_thread reaches a
cancellation point. See cancellation(5).


Cancellation cleanup handlers for target_thread are called when the
cancellation is acted on. Upon return of the last cancellation cleanup
handler, the thread-specific data destructor functions are called for
target_thread. target_thread is terminated when the last destructor
function returns.


A thread acting on a cancellation request runs with all signals blocked.
All thread termination functions, including cancellation cleanup handlers
and thread-specific data destructor functions, are called with all
signals blocked.


The cancellation processing in target_thread runs asynchronously with
respect to the calling thread returning from pthread_cancel().

RETURN VALUES


If successful, the pthread_cancel() function returns 0. Otherwise, an
error number is returned to indicate the error.

ERRORS


The pthread_cancel() function may fail if:

ESRCH
No thread was found with an ID corresponding to that specified
by the given thread ID, target_thread.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-------------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|MT-Level | MT-Safe |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|Standard | See standards(5). |
+--------------------+-------------------+

SEE ALSO


pthread_cleanup_pop(3C), pthread_cleanup_push(3C), pthread_cond_wait(3C),
pthread_cond_timedwait(3C), pthread_exit(3C), pthread_join(3C),
pthread_setcancelstate(3C), pthread_setcanceltype(3C),
pthread_testcancel(3C), setjmp(3C), attributes(5), cancellation(5),
condition(5), standards(5)

NOTES


See cancellation(5) for a discussion of cancellation concepts.


November 2, 2007 PTHREAD_CANCEL(3C)