PTHREAD_CREATE

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
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ERRORS
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

NAME

pthread_create − create a new thread

SYNOPSIS

#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_create(pthread_t * thread, pthread_attr_t * attr, void * (*start_routine)(void *), void * arg);

DESCRIPTION

pthread_create creates a new thread of control that executes concurrently with the calling thread. The new thread applies the function start_routine passing it arg as first argument. The new thread terminates either explicitly, by calling pthread_exit(3), or implicitly, by returning from the start_routine function. The latter case is equivalent to calling pthread_exit(3) with the result returned by start_routine as exit code.

The attr argument specifies thread attributes to be applied to the new thread. See pthread_attr_init(3) for a complete list of thread attributes. The attr argument can also be NULL, in which case default attributes are used: the created thread is joinable (not detached) and has default (non real-time) scheduling policy.

RETURN VALUE

On success, the identifier of the newly created thread is stored in the location pointed by the thread argument, and a 0 is returned. On error, a non-zero error code is returned.

ERRORS

EAGAIN

not enough system resources to create a process for the new thread.

EAGAIN

more than PTHREAD_THREADS_MAX threads are already active.

AUTHOR

Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr>

SEE ALSO

pthread_exit(3), pthread_join(3), pthread_detach(3), pthread_attr_init(3).