|PTHREAD_ATFORK(3)||FreeBSD Library Functions Manual||PTHREAD_ATFORK(3)|
NAMEpthread_atfork — register fork handlers
LIBRARYPOSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)
SYNOPSIS#include < pthread.h>
pthread_atfork( void (*prepare)(void), void (*parent)(void), void (*child)(void));
DESCRIPTIONThe pthread_atfork() function declares fork handlers to be called before and after fork(2), in the context of the thread that called fork(2).
The handlers registered with pthread_atfork() are called at the moments in time described below:
- Before fork(2) processing commences in the parent process. If more than one prepare handler is registered they will be called in the opposite order they were registered.
- After fork(2) completes in the parent process. If more than one parent handler is registered they will be called in the same order they were registered.
- After fork(2) processing completes in the child process. If more than one child handler is registered they will be called in the same order they were registered.
If no handling is desired at one or more of these three points, a null pointer may be passed as the corresponding fork handler.
RETURN VALUESIf successful, the pthread_atfork() function will return zero. Otherwise an error number will be returned to indicate the error.
ERRORSThe pthread_atfork() function will fail if:
- [ ENOMEM]
- Insufficient table space exists to record the fork handler addresses.
STANDARDSThe pthread_atfork() function is expected to conform to IEEE Std 1003.1 (“POSIX.1”).
AUTHORSThis manpage was written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
|June 21, 2004||FreeBSD|