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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       pthread_exit - Terminates the calling thread

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       #include <pthread.h>

       void pthread_exit(
               void *value_ptr );

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

       DECthreads POSIX 1003.1c Library (libpthread.so)

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Interfaces  documented  on  this reference page conform to
       industry standards as follows:

       IEEE Std 1003.1c-1995, POSIX  System  Application  Program

PARAMETERS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Value    copied    and   returned   to   the   caller   of
       pthread_join(3). Note that void * is used as  a  universal
       datatype,   not   as  a  pointer.  DECthreads  treats  the
       value_ptr as a value and  stores  it  to  be  returned  by

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       This  routine  terminates  the  calling thread and makes a
       status value (value_ptr)  available  to  any  thread  that
       calls   pthread_join(3)   and  specifies  the  terminating

       Any cleanup handlers that have been  pushed  and  not  yet
       popped  from  the  stack,  are popped in the reverse order
       that they  were  pushed  and  then  executed.   After  all
       cleanup  handlers have been executed, appropriate destructor
 functions shall be called in an unspecified  order  if
       the  thread  has any thread-specific data. Thread termination
 does  not  release  any  application-visible  process
       resources,  including, but not limited to mutexes and file
       descriptors, nor does it perform any process-level cleanup
       actions,  including, but not limited to calling any atexit
       routine that may exist.

       An implicit call  to  pthread_exit(3)  is  issued  when  a
       thread  returns  from  the  start routine that was used to
       create it. DECthreads writes the function's  return  value
       as  the  return  value in the thread's thread object.  The
       process  exits  when  the  last   running   thread   calls

       After  a  thread  has  terminated, the result of access to
       local (that is, explicitly or  implicitly  declared  auto)
       variables  of  the  thread is undefined. So, references to
       local variables of the existing thread should not be  used
       for the value_ptr argument of the pthread_exit(3) routine.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]


ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Functions:      pthread_cancel(3),      pthread_create(3),
       pthread_detach(3), pthread_join(3)

       Manuals: Guide to DECthreads and Programmer's Guide

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