SYS_TGKILL(9) Driver Basics SYS_TGKILL(9)NAME
sys_tgkill - send signal to one specific thread
long sys_tgkill(pid_t tgid, pid_t pid, int sig);
the thread group ID of the thread
the PID of the thread
signal to be sent
This syscall also checks the tgid and returns -ESRCH even if the PID exists but it's not belonging to the target process anymore. This
method solves the problem of threads exiting and PIDs getting reused.
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TKILL(2) Linux Programmer's Manual TKILL(2)NAME
tkill, tgkill - send a signal to a thread
int tkill(int tid, int sig);
int tgkill(int tgid, int tid, int sig);
tgkill() sends the signal sig to the thread with the thread ID tid in the thread group tgid. (By contrast, kill(2) can only be used to
send a signal to a process (i.e., thread group) as a whole, and the signal will be delivered to an arbitrary thread within that process.)
tkill() is an obsolete predecessor to tgkill(). It only allows the target thread ID to be specified, which may result in the wrong thread
being signaled if a thread terminates and its thread ID is recycled. Avoid using this system call.
If tgid is specified as -1, tgkill() is equivalent to tkill().
These are the raw system call interfaces, meant for internal thread library use.
On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.
EINVAL An invalid thread ID, thread group ID, or signal was specified.
EPERM Permission denied. For the required permissions, see kill(2).
ESRCH No process with the specified thread ID (and thread group ID) exists.
tkill() is supported since Linux 2.4.19 / 2.5.4. tgkill() was added in Linux 2.5.75.
tkill() and tgkill() are Linux-specific and should not be used in programs that are intended to be portable.
See the description of CLONE_THREAD in clone(2) for an explanation of thread groups.
Glibc does not provide wrappers for these system calls; call them using syscall(2).
SEE ALSO clone(2), gettid(2), kill(2)COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.25 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can
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