PTHREAD_TESTCANCELSection: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
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NAMEpthread_testcancel - request delivery of any pending cancellation request
#include <pthread.h> void pthread_testcancel(void); Compile and link with -pthread.
DESCRIPTIONCalling pthread_testcancel() creates a cancellation point within the calling thread, so that a thread that is otherwise executing code that contains no cancellation points will respond to a cancellation request.
If cancelability is disabled (using pthread_setcancelstate(3)), or no cancellation request is pending, then a call to pthread_testcancel() has no effect.
RETURN VALUEThis 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.
ERRORSThis function always succeeds.
ATTRIBUTESFor an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
CONFORMING TOPOSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.
SEE ALSOpthread_cancel(3), pthread_cleanup_push(3), pthread_setcancelstate(3), pthreads(7)
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