pthread_kill - send a signal to a thread
The pthread_kill() function sends the signal
thread, a thread in the same process as the
caller. The signal is asynchronously directed to
sig is 0, then no signal is sent, but error checking is
On success, pthread_kill() returns 0; on error, it returns an error number, and no signal is sent.
An invalid signal was specified.
Signal dispositions are process-wide: if a signal handler is
installed, the handler will be invoked in the thread
but if the disposition of the signal is "stop", "continue", or
"terminate", this action will affect the whole process.
POSIX.1-2008 recommends that if an implementation detects the use of a thread ID after the end of its lifetime, pthread_kill() should return the error ESRCH. The glibc implementation returns this error in the cases where an invalid thread ID can be detected. But note also that POSIX says that an attempt to use a thread ID whose lifetime has ended produces undefined behavior, and an attempt to use an invalid thread ID in a call to pthread_kill() can, for example, cause a segmentation fault.
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