How to detect a cygwin thread?

Piotr Wyderski
Sun May 10 09:45:00 GMT 2009

Mark Geisert wrote:

> Why assume Cygwin could be the only source of extra threads?

There is no such assumption. But Cygwin is the only
source of threads that can stop the program entirely,
so they must be treated in an exceptional way.

> Wouldn't it make more sense to have your program remember its own threads and
> only suspend those?

No, the snapshot should be as exact as possible,
including "alien" threads. It has already proven to
be of key importance.

Best regards
Piotr Wyderski

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