pthread_testcancel(3) Library Functions Manual pthread_testcancel(3)

pthread_testcancel - request delivery of any pending cancelation request

POSIX threads library (libpthread, -lpthread)

#include <pthread.h>
void pthread_testcancel(void);

Calling pthread_testcancel() creates a cancelation point within the calling thread, so that a thread that is otherwise executing code that contains no cancelation points will respond to a cancelation request.

If cancelability is disabled (using pthread_setcancelstate(3)), or no cancelation request is pending, then a call to pthread_testcancel() has no effect.

This function does not return a value. If the calling thread is canceled as a consequence of a call to this function, then the function does not return.

This function always succeeds.

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

Interface Attribute Value
pthread_testcancel () Thread safety MT-Safe


glibc 2.0. POSIX.1-2001.

See pthread_cleanup_push(3).

pthread_cancel(3), pthread_cleanup_push(3), pthread_setcancelstate(3), pthreads(7)

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