pthread_kill_other_threads_np


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  func-
       tion  causes  the  immediate termination of all threads in the applica-
       tion, except the calling thread.  The cancellation state and  cancella-
       tion  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; hence  the  suffix  "_np"
       (nonportable) in the name.

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 implemen-
       tation whereby the other threads of an application  are  not  automati-
       cally 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_cancel(3),  pthread_setcancelstate(3), pthread_set-
       canceltype(3), pthreads(7)

COLOPHON
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