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pthread_kill(3) 					     Library Functions Manual						   pthread_kill(3)

NAME
pthread_kill - Delivers a signal to a specified thread. (This routine is available only on a UNIX system.) LIBRARY
DECthreads POSIX 1003.1c Library (libpthread.so) SYNOPSIS
#include <pthread.h> #include <signal.h> int pthread_kill( pthread_t thread, int sig); STANDARDS
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry standards as follows: IEEE Std 1003.1c-1995, POSIX System Application Program Interface PARAMETERS
Thread to receive a signal request. A signal request. DESCRIPTION
This routine sends a signal to the specified target thread thread. Any signal defined to stop, continue, or terminate will stop or termi- nate the process, even though it can be handled by the thread. For example, SIGTERM terminates all threads in the process, even though it can be handled by the target thread. Specifying a sig argument of zero (0) causes this routine to validate the thread argument but not to deliver any signal. The name of the "kill" routine is sometimes misleading, because many signals do not terminate a thread. The various signals are as follows: SIGHUP, SIGPIPE, SIGTTIN SIGINT, SIGALRM, SIGTTOU SIGQUIT, SIGTERM, SIGIO SIGTRAP, SIGUSR1, SIGXCPU SIGABRT, SIGSYS, SIGXFSZ SIGEMT, SIGURG, SIGVTALRM SIGFPE, SIGSTOP, SIGPROF SIGKILL, SIGTSTP, SIGINFO SIGBUS, SIGCONT, SIGUSR1 SIGSEGV, SIGCHLD, SIGUSR2 If this routine does not execute successfully, no signal is sent. RETURN VALUES
If an error condition occurs, this routine returns an integer value indicating the type of error. Possible return values are as follows: Successful completion. The value of sig is invalid or unsupported signal value. The value of thread does not specify an existing thread. ERRORS
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Manuals: Guide to DECthreads and Programmer's Guide delim off pthread_kill(3)

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

NAME
pthread_kill - send a signal to a thread SYNOPSIS
#include <signal.h> int pthread_kill(pthread_t thread, int sig); Compile and link with -pthread. DESCRIPTION
The pthread_kill() function sends the signal sig to thread, another thread in the same process as the caller. The signal is asynchronously directed to thread. If sig is 0, then no signal is sent, but error checking is still performed; this can be used to check for the existence of a thread ID. RETURN VALUE
On success, pthread_kill() returns 0; on error, it returns an error number, and no signal is sent. ERRORS
ESRCH No thread with the ID thread could be found. EINVAL An invalid signal was specified. CONFORMING TO
POSIX.1-2001. NOTES
Signal dispositions are process-wide: if a signal handler is installed, the handler will be invoked in the thread thread, but if the dispo- sition of the signal is "stop", "continue", or "terminate", this action will affect the whole process. SEE ALSO
kill(2) sigaction(2), sigpending(2), pthread_self(3), pthread_sigmask(3), raise(3), pthreads(7), signal(7) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.27 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 2009-01-28 PTHREAD_KILL(3)

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