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SuSE 11.3 - man page for pthread_kill_other_threads_np (suse section 3)

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

NAME
pthread_kill_other_threads_np - terminate all other threads in process
SYNOPSIS
#include <pthread.h> void pthread_kill_other_threads_np(void);
DESCRIPTION
pthread_kill_other_threads_np() only has an effect in the LinuxThreads threading implementation. On that implementation, calling this function causes the immediate termination of all threads in the application, except the calling thread. The cancellation state and cancellation type of the to-be-terminated threads are ignored, and the cleanup handlers are not called in those threads.
CONFORMING TO
This function is a nonstandard GNU extension.
NOTES
pthread_kill_other_threads_np() is intended to be called just before a thread calls execve(2) or a similar function. This function is designed to address a limitation in the obsolete LinuxThreads implementation whereby the other threads of an application are not automatically terminated (as POSIX.1-2001 requires) during execve(2). In the NPTL threading implementation, pthread_kill_other_threads_np() exists, but does nothing. (Nothing needs to be done, because the implementation does the right thing during an execve(2).)
SEE ALSO
execve(2), pthread_setcancelstate(3), pthread_setcanceltype(3), pthread_cancel(3), pthreads(7)
COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.25 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and informa- tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. Linux 2009-01-28 PTHREAD_KILL_OTHER_THREADS_NP(3)


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