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    Stop a pthread

    I need to know what is the simplest way to stop a pthread. I dont want to use nor I am using mutex lock and unlock, but my threads are running fine and I want to stop the running thread if a global variable is set.

    can somebody throw some light on this.

    Thanks

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    Re: Stop a pthread

    Use pthread_cancel function:
    http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/..._cancel.3.html
    When pthread_cancel is called from another thread, and one of cancellation points is executed, thread is terminated. Full list of cancellation points:
    http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/...threads.7.html

    If thread doesn't contain cancellation points (like computation thread), use pthread_testcancel on every iteration.

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