pthread_attr_init() returning errors

Canham, Timothy K (348C)
Tue Apr 19 20:33:00 GMT 2016

I have some code to start a task that suddenly started failing. This is pretty mature code. Here is the code fragment with my added printf()

        pthread_attr_t att;
        int stat = pthread_attr_init(&att);
        if (stat != 0) {
            printf("pthread_attr_init: (%d)(%d): %s\n",stat,errno,strerror(stat));
            // return

Here is the output:

pthread_attr_init: (16)(0): Device or resource busy

If I don't return in the if statement, the subsequent pthread_create() seems to work just fine.

Tim Canham
JPL Flight Software

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