cygthread::cygthread() hang

Joe Buehler
Mon Apr 14 11:31:00 GMT 2003

Christopher Faylor wrote:

>>Is there any way to avoid them?  For example, on a pipe read, does
>>Windows have something like select() so that the reader thread can wait
>>for a "terminate yourself" or a "data can be read from the pipe"

> If there was something like that, don't you think I'd be using it rather
> than this kludge?  I instituted this change after all of the complaints
> about pipe reads being slow.  This sped up reads but at the expense of
> using TerminateThread, with all that entails.

Is there something wrong with using ReadFileEx and WriteFileEx to do
overlapped I/O?  The main thread can then use WaitForMultipleObjects
and wait for signals OR I/O completion on the pipe (signalled by
the callback routine).
Joe Buehler

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