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Linux 2.6 - man page for pthread_testcancel (linux section 3)

PTHREAD_TESTCANCEL(3)		    Linux Programmer's Manual		    PTHREAD_TESTCANCEL(3)

NAME
       pthread_testcancel - request delivery of any pending cancellation request

SYNOPSIS
       #include <pthread.h>

       void pthread_testcancel(void);

       Compile and link with -pthread.

DESCRIPTION
       Calling	pthread_testcancel()  creates  a cancellation point within the calling thread, so
       that a thread that is otherwise executing code that contains no cancellation  points  will
       respond to a cancellation request.

       If cancelability is disabled (using pthread_setcancelstate(3)), or no cancellation request
       is pending, then a call to pthread_testcancel() has no effect.

RETURN VALUE
       This function does not return a value.  If the calling thread is canceled as a consequence
       of a call to this function, then the function does not return.

ERRORS
       This function always succeeds.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001.

EXAMPLE
       See pthread_cleanup_push(3).

SEE ALSO
       pthread_cancel(3), pthread_cleanup_push(3), pthread_setcancelstate(3), pthreads(7)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.55 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the
       project,    and	  information	 about	  reporting    bugs,	can    be    found     at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

Linux					    2012-04-14			    PTHREAD_TESTCANCEL(3)


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