Manual Reference Pages  - PTHREAD_TRYJOIN_NP (3)

NAME

pthread_tryjoin_np, pthread_timedjoin_np - try to join with a terminated thread

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Value
Errors
Versions
Conforming To
Example
See Also
Colophon

SYNOPSIS


#define _GNU_SOURCE             /* See feature_test_macros(7) */ 

#include <pthread.h> 

int pthread_tryjoin_np(pthread_t thread, void **retval);

int pthread_timedjoin_np(pthread_t thread, void **retval, const struct timespec *abstime);

Compile and link with -pthread.

DESCRIPTION

These functions operate in the same way as pthread_join(3), except for the differences described on this page.

The pthread_tryjoin_np() function performs a nonblocking join with the thread thread, returning the exit status of the thread in *retval. If thread has not yet terminated, then instead of blocking, as is done by pthread_join(3), the call returns an error.

The pthread_timedjoin_np() function performs a join-with-timeout. If thread has not yet terminated, then the call blocks until a maximum time, specified in abstime. If the timeout expires before thread terminates, the call returns an error. The abstime argument is a structure of the following form, specifying an absolute time measured since the Epoch (see time(2)):

struct timespec {
    time_t tv_sec;     /* seconds */
    long   tv_nsec;    /* nanoseconds */
};

RETURN VALUE

On success, these functions return 0; on error, they return an error number.

ERRORS

These functions can fail with the same errors as pthread_join(3). pthread_tryjoin_np() can in addition fail with the following error:
EBUSY thread had not yet terminated at the time of the call.
pthread_timedjoin_np() can in addition fail with the following error:
ETIMEDOUT
  The call timed out before thread terminated.
pthread_timedjoin_np() never returns the error EINTR.

VERSIONS

These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.3.3.

CONFORMING TO

These functions are nonstandard GNU extensions; hence the suffix "_np" (nonportable) in the names.

EXAMPLE

The following code waits to join for up to 5 seconds:

    struct timespec ts;
    int s;

...

if (clock_gettime(CLOCK_REALTIME, &ts) == -1) {         /* Handle error */ }

ts.tv_sec += 5;

s = pthread_timedjoin_np(thread, NULL, &ts); if (s != 0) { /* Handle error */ }

SEE ALSO

clock_gettime(2), pthread_exit(3), pthread_join(3), pthreads(7)

COLOPHON

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Linux PTHREAD_TRYJOIN_NP (3) 2010-09-10
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