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PTHREAD_CREATE(3)					   BSD Library Functions Manual 					 PTHREAD_CREATE(3)

NAME
pthread_create -- create a new thread LIBRARY
POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread) SYNOPSIS
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_create(pthread_t * restrict thread, const pthread_attr_t * restrict attr, void *(*start_routine)(void *), void * restrict arg); DESCRIPTION
The pthread_create() function is used to create a new thread, with attributes specified by attr, within a process. If attr is NULL, the default attributes are used. The attributes specified via attr are copied into the new thread. Any subsequent modifications to the attributes object attr points to will have no effect upon already-created threads. It is thus also safe to pass the same attr to multiple calls to pthread_create(). Upon successful completion pthread_create() will store the ID of the created thread in the location specified by thread. The thread is cre- ated executing start_routine with arg as its sole argument. If the start_routine returns, the effect is as if there was an implicit call to pthread_exit() using the return value of start_routine as the exit status. Note that the thread in which main() was originally invoked differs from this. When it returns from main(), the effect is as if there was an implicit call to exit() using the return value of main() as the exit status. The signal state of the new thread is initialized as: o The signal mask is inherited from the creating thread. o The set of signals pending for the new thread is empty. RETURN VALUES
If successful, the pthread_create() function will return zero. Otherwise an error number will be returned to indicate the error. ERRORS
pthread_create() shall fail if: [EAGAIN] The system lacks the necessary resources to create another thread, or the system-imposed limit on the total number of threads in a process PTHREAD_THREADS_MAX would be exceeded. [EINVAL] The value specified by attr is invalid. SEE ALSO
fork(2), pthread_attr(3), pthread_cleanup_pop(3), pthread_cleanup_push(3), pthread_exit(3), pthread_join(3) STANDARDS
The function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1''). BSD
July 9, 2010 BSD

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PTHREAD_CREATE(3)					   BSD Library Functions Manual 					 PTHREAD_CREATE(3)

NAME
pthread_create -- create a new thread SYNOPSIS
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_create(pthread_t *thread, const pthread_attr_t *attr, void *(*start_routine)(void *), void *arg); DESCRIPTION
The pthread_create() function is used to create a new thread, with attributes specified by attr, within a process. If attr is NULL, the default attributes are used. If the attributes specified by attr are modified later, the thread's attributes are not affected. Upon suc- cessful completion pthread_create() will store the ID of the created thread in the location specified by thread. The thread is created executing start_routine with arg as its sole argument. If the start_routine returns, the effect is as if there was an implicit call to pthread_exit() using the return value of start_routine as the exit status. Note that the thread in which main() was origi- nally invoked differs from this. When it returns from main(), the effect is as if there was an implicit call to exit() using the return value of main() as the exit status. Upon thread exit the storage for the thread must be reclaimed by another thread via a call to pthread_join(). Alternatively, pthread_detach() may be called on the thread to indicate that the system may automatically reclaim the thread storage upon exit. The pthread_attr_setdetachstate() function may be used on the attr argument passed to pthread_create() in order to achieve the same effect as a call to pthread_detach() on the newly created thread. The signal state of the new thread is initialized as: o The signal mask is inherited from the creating thread. o The set of signals pending for the new thread is empty. RETURN VALUES
If successful, the pthread_create() function will return zero. Otherwise an error number will be returned to indicate the error. ERRORS
The pthread_create() function will fail if: [EAGAIN] The system lacked the necessary resources to create another thread, or the system-imposed limit on the total number of threads in a process [PTHREAD_THREADS_MAX] would be exceeded. [EPERM] The caller does not have appropriate permission to set the required scheduling parameters or scheduling policy. [EINVAL] The value specified by attr is invalid. SEE ALSO
fork(2), pthread_attr(3), pthread_cancel(3), pthread_cleanup_pop(3), pthread_cleanup_push(3), pthread_exit(3), pthread_join(3) STANDARDS
The pthread_create() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 (``POSIX.1''). BSD
March 15, 2014 BSD
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