pthread_setcancelstate, pthread_setcanceltype, pthread_testcancel - set cancelability state
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_setcancelstate(int state, int *oldstate); int pthread_setcanceltype(int type, int *oldtype); void pthread_testcancel(void);
The pthread_setcancelstate() function atomically both sets the calling thread's cancelability state to the indicated state and returns the previous cancelability state at the location referenced by oldstate. Legal values for state are PTHREAD_CANCEL_ENABLE and PTHREAD_CANCEL_DISABLE.
The pthread_setcanceltype() function atomically both sets the calling thread's cancelability type to the indicated type and returns the previous cancelability type at the location referenced by oldtype. Legal values for type are PTHREAD_CANCEL_DEFERRED and PTHREAD_CANCEL_ASYNCHRONOUS.
The cancelability state and type of any newly created threads, including the thread in which main() was first invoked, are PTHREAD_CANCEL_ENABLE and PTHREAD_CANCEL_DEFERRED respectively.
The pthread_testcancel() function creates a cancellation point in the calling thread. The pthread_testcancel() function has no effect if cancelability is disabled.
If successful, the pthread_setcancelstate() and pthread_setcanceltype() functions return zero. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error.
The pthread_setcancelstate() function may fail if:
- The specified state is not PTHREAD_CANCEL_ENABLE or PTHREAD_CANCEL_DISABLE.
The pthread_setcanceltype() function may fail if:
- The specified type is not PTHREAD_CANCEL_DEFERRED or PTHREAD_CANCEL_ASYNCHRONOUS.
These functions will not return an error code of [EINTR].
Derived from the POSIX Threads Extension (1003.1c-1995)