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

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. ATTRIBUTES
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). +---------------------+---------------+---------+ |Interface | Attribute | Value | +---------------------+---------------+---------+ |pthread_testcancel() | Thread safety | MT-Safe | +---------------------+---------------+---------+ CONFORMING TO
POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008. EXAMPLE
See pthread_cleanup_push(3). SEE ALSO
pthread_cancel(3), pthread_cleanup_push(3), pthread_setcancelstate(3), pthreads(7) COLOPHON
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pthread_setcancelstate(3C)												pthread_setcancelstate(3C)

pthread_setcancelstate - enable or disable cancellation SYNOPSIS
cc -mt [ flag... ] file... -lpthread [ library... ] #include <pthread.h> int pthread_setcancelstate(int state, int *oldstate); The pthread_setcancelstate() function atomically sets the calling thread's cancellation state to the specified state and if oldstate is not NULL, stores the previous cancellation state in oldstate. The state can be either of the following: PTHREAD_CANCEL_ENABLE This is the default. When cancellation is deferred (deferred cancellation is also the default), cancellation occurs when the target thread reaches a cancellation point and a cancel is pending. When cancellation is asynchronous, receipt of a pthread_cancel(3C) call causes immediate cancellation. PTHREAD_CANCEL_DISABLE When cancellation is deferred, all cancellation requests to the target thread are held pending. When cancellation is asynchronous, all cancellation requests to the target thread are held pending; as soon as cancellation is re- enabled, pending cancellations are executed immediately. See cancellation(5) for the definition of a cancellation point and a discussion of cancellation concepts. See pthread_setcanceltype(3C) for explanations of deferred and asynchronous cancellation. The pthread_setcancelstate() function is a cancellation point when it is called with PTHREAD_CANCEL_ENABLE and the cancellation type is PTHREAD_CANCEL_ASYNCHRONOUS. Upon successful completion, pthread_setcancelstate(), returns 0. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error. The pthread_setcancelstate() function will fail if: EINVAL The specified state is not PTHREAD_CANCEL_ENABLE or PTHREAD_CANCEL_DISABLE. See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ pthread_cancel(3C), pthread_cleanup_pop(3C), pthread_cleanup_push(3C), pthread_exit(3C), pthread_join(3C), pthread_setcanceltype(3C), pthread_testcancel(3C), setjmp(3C), attributes(5), cancellation(5), condition(5), standards(5) 23 Mar 2005 pthread_setcancelstate(3C)
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