Lifecycle of a Thread

When a thread is created, a new thread of control is added to the current process. Every process has at least one thread of control, in the program's main() routine. Each thread in the process runs simultaneously, and has access to the calling process's global data. In addition each thread has its own private attributes and call stack.
To create a new thread, a running thread calls the pthread_create() function, and passes a pointer to a function for the new thread to run. One argument for the new thread's function can also be passed, along with thread attributes. The execution of a thread begins with the successful return from the pthread_create() function. The thread ends when the function that was called with the thread completes normally.

A thread can also be terminated if the thread calls a pthread_exit() routine, or if any other thread calls pthread_cancel() to explicitly terminate that thread. A thread can also be terminated by the exit of the process that called the thread.



     

Step by Step Process

The Pthreads Library Creating a Default Thread pthread_create Syntax pthread_create Return Values Waiting for Thread Termination pthread_join Syntax pthread_join Return Values Simple Threads Example Detaching a Thread pthread_detach Syntax pthread_detach Return Values Creating a Key for Thread-Specific Data pthread_key_create Syntax pthread_key_create Return Values Deleting the Thread-Specific Data Key pthread_key_delete Syntax pthread_key_delete Return Values
Setting Thread-Specific Data pthread_setspecific Syntax pthread_setspecific Return Values Getting Thread-Specific Data pthread_getspecific Syntax pthread_getspecific Return Values Global and Private Thread-Specific Data Example Getting the Thread Identifier pthread_self Syntax pthread_self Return Values Comparing Thread IDs pthread_equal Syntax pthread_equal Return Values Calling an Initialization Routine for a Thread pthread_once Syntax pthread_once Return Values Yielding Thread Execution sched_yield Syntax sched_yield Return Values Setting the Thread Policy and Scheduling Parameters pthread_setschedparam Syntax pthread_setschedparam Return Values Getting the Thread Policy and Scheduling Parameters pthread_getschedparam Syntax pthread_getschedparam Return Values Setting the Thread Priority pthread_setschedprio Syntax pthread_setschedprio Return Values Sending a Signal to a Thread pthread_kill Syntax pthread_kill Return Values Accessing the Signal Mask of the Calling Thread pthread_sigmask Syntax pthread_sigmask Return Values Forking Safely pthread_atfork Syntax pthread_atfork Return Values Terminating a Thread pthread_exit Syntax pthread_exit Return Values Finishing Up Cancel a Thread Cancellation Points Placing Cancellation Points Cancelling a Thread pthread_cancel Syntax pthread_cancel Return Values Enabling or Disabling Cancellation pthread_setcancelstate Syntax pthread_setcancelstate Return Values Setting Cancellation Type pthread_setcanceltype Syntax pthread_setcanceltype Return Values Creating a Cancellation Point pthread_testcancel Syntax pthread_testcancel Return Values Pushing a Handler Onto the Stack pthread_cleanup_push Syntax pthread_cleanup_push Return Values Pulling a Handler Off the Stack pthread_cleanup_pop Syntax pthread_cleanup_pop Return Values

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