pthread_self (3p) - Linux Man Pages

pthread_self: get the calling thread ID

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NAME

pthread_self - get the calling thread ID

SYNOPSIS

#include <pthread.h>

pthread_t pthread_self(void);

DESCRIPTION

The pthread_self() function shall return the thread ID of the calling thread.

RETURN VALUE

Refer to the DESCRIPTION.

ERRORS

No errors are defined.

The pthread_self() function shall not return an error code of [EINTR].

The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES

None.

APPLICATION USAGE

None.

RATIONALE

The pthread_self() function provides a capability similar to the getpid() function for processes and the rationale is the same: the creation call does not provide the thread ID to the created thread.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

SEE ALSO

pthread_create(), pthread_equal(), the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <pthread.h>