pthread_sigqueue(3) Library Functions Manual pthread_sigqueue(3)

pthread_sigqueue - queue a signal and data to a thread

POSIX threads library (libpthread, -lpthread)

#include <signal.h>
#include <pthread.h>
int pthread_sigqueue(pthread_t thread, int sig,
                     const union sigval value);
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):



The pthread_sigqueue() function performs a similar task to sigqueue(3), but, rather than sending a signal to a process, it sends a signal to a thread in the same process as the calling thread.

The thread argument is the ID of a thread in the same process as the caller. The sig argument specifies the signal to be sent. The value argument specifies data to accompany the signal; see sigqueue(3) for details.

On success, pthread_sigqueue() returns 0; on error, it returns an error number.

The limit of signals which may be queued has been reached. (See signal(7) for further information.)
sig was invalid.
pthread_sigqueue() is not supported on this system.
thread is not valid.

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).

Interface Attribute Value
pthread_sigqueue () Thread safety MT-Safe

The glibc implementation of pthread_sigqueue() gives an error (EINVAL) on attempts to send either of the real-time signals used internally by the NPTL threading implementation. See nptl(7) for details.


glibc 2.11.

rt_tgsigqueueinfo(2), sigaction(2), pthread_sigmask(3), sigqueue(3), sigwait(3), pthreads(7), signal(7)

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