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RE: problem with pthread.h - child thread's ending locks up main thread

Downloading the latest build of cygwin1.dll and installing it has
fixed this problem, but it does make me rather ist
das Leben, I guess!

Thanks for your time; I appreciate the help.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Ben Lavender
> Sent: 21 October 2004 12:06

> Hello all, I have a problem.  I have a bug or misconfig that manifests
> itself in pthreads.h.
> Basically, if a child thread ends, the main thread stops executing. 
> The program does not
> end, but it doesn't go any further.

  Your example runs fine on my system: main keeps going after threadfunc

dk@mace /test/pthread/ch-term2> ./foo.exe
looping in main
looping in thread func at 1
looping in main
looping in thread func at 2
looping in main
looping in thread func at 3
looping in main
looping in thread func at 4
looping in main
looping in main
looping in main
looping in main
looping in main
looping in main
looping in main
<Ctrl-C'd it here>

  However it should be pointed out that I'm running a custom build of the
cygwin dll from recent CVS:

 Cygwin DLL version info:
     DLL version: 1.5.12
     DLL epoch: 19
     DLL bad signal mask: 19005
     DLL old termios: 5
     DLL malloc env: 28
     API major: 0
     API minor: 116
     Shared data: 4
     DLL identifier: cygwin1
     Mount registry: 2
     Cygnus registry name: Cygnus Solutions
     Cygwin registry name: Cygwin
     Program options name: Program Options
     Cygwin mount registry name: mounts v2
     Cygdrive flags: cygdrive flags
     Cygdrive prefix: cygdrive prefix
     Cygdrive default prefix:
     Build date: Wed Oct 13 13:25:07 GMTST 2004
     Shared id: cygwin1S4

  So perhaps you'll have better luck if you try using the latest snapshot.

  In general, your usage of the pthread functions looks correct to me.
(However, if you ever post a sample that declares main to return void in
comp.lang.c, they'll tear your throat out with their bare teeth!)  You
should fix the warnings by defining the functions to have the correct
prototypes as a matter of good style (it's bad to have code that builds with
lots of warnings, because you get used to ignoring or skipping over them in
the build output, and then you miss _real_ problems when they arise, even
though the compiler spotted them for you), but I don't think there's
anything in your code that would be causing this problem.

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