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pthread_exit bug ?
I am currently using pthreads-win32-snap-1999-05-30,
using VC++ 6.0 under Win98.
My program creates several threads. At termination,
each thread (except the main thread) terminates by calling
pthread_exit, then the main thread terminates by
calling pthread_exit (at this point, all my threads
are terminated, therefore the process should disapear).
This works fine with native pthread libraries on
Linux and other Posix systems.
But I noticed that with pthreads-win32, calling pthread_exit
to terminate my main thread does not work well: the process survives
with two dangling threads (both threads are some type
of internal kernel threads, not running any of my code).
If I call exit(0) [instead of pthread_exit] to terminate
my main thread, the process terminates properly (i.e.
this is a workaround).
This looks like a bug: the pthread standard says,
in the pthread_exit specification:
<<When the last thread in a process exits, exit(0)
will be called.>>
Is that a known bug ?