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PTHREAD_EQUAL

PTHREAD_EQUAL

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

pthread_equal - compare thread IDs  

SYNOPSIS

#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_equal(pthread_t t1, pthread_t t2);
 

DESCRIPTION

This function shall compare the thread IDs t1 and t2.  

RETURN VALUE

The pthread_equal() function shall return a non-zero value if t1 and t2 are equal; otherwise, zero shall be returned.

If either t1 or t2 are not valid thread IDs, the behavior is undefined.  

ERRORS

No errors are defined.

The pthread_equal() function shall not return an error code of [EINTR].

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

None.  

RATIONALE

Implementations may choose to define a thread ID as a structure. This allows additional flexibility and robustness over using an int. For example, a thread ID could include a sequence number that allows detection of "dangling IDs" (copies of a thread ID that has been detached). Since the C language does not support comparison on structure types, the pthread_equal() function is provided to compare thread IDs.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

pthread_create() , pthread_self() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <pthread.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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