Killing threads

Gary E. Miller gem at
Tue Sep 27 19:10:15 UTC 2016

Yo Daniel!

On Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:03:34 -0400
Daniel Franke <dfoxfranke at> wrote:

> Hal's question was about *killing* threads. Even if a thread only 3
> ever makes thread-safe calls, it's still unsafe to kill, because
> doing so can leave its mutexes locked and the data they control in an
> inconsistent state.

There is more than one way to 'kill' a thread.  The nice way is to 
'kill -HUP', which politely tells the thread to commit seppuku in the
cleanest way the thread knows how.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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