exit

_EXIT(2)                   Linux Programmer's Manual                  _EXIT(2)



NAME
       _exit, _Exit - terminate the calling process

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       void _exit(int status);

       #include <stdlib.h>

       void _Exit(int status);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       _Exit():
           _ISOC99_SOURCE || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L

DESCRIPTION
       The function _exit() terminates the calling process "immediately".  Any
       open file descriptors belonging to the process are closed.  Any
       children of the process are inherited by init(1) (or by the nearest
       "subreaper" process as defined through the use of the prctl(2)
       PR_SET_CHILD_SUBREAPER operation).  The process's parent is sent a
       SIGCHLD signal.

       The value status & 0377 is returned to the parent process as the
       process's exit status, and can be collected using one of the wait(2)
       family of calls.

       The function _Exit() is equivalent to _exit().

RETURN VALUE
       These functions do not return.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.  The function _Exit() was
       introduced by C99.

NOTES
       For a discussion on the effects of an exit, the transmission of exit
       status, zombie processes, signals sent, and so on, see exit(3).

       The function _exit() is like exit(3), but does not call any functions
       registered with atexit(3) or on_exit(3).  Open stdio(3) streams are not
       flushed.  On the other hand, _exit() does close open file descriptors,
       and this may cause an unknown delay, waiting for pending output to
       finish.  If the delay is undesired, it may be useful to call functions
       like tcflush(3) before calling _exit().  Whether any pending I/O is
       canceled, and which pending I/O may be canceled upon _exit(), is
       implementation-dependent.

   C library/kernel differences
       In glibc up to version 2.3, the _exit() wrapper function invoked the
       kernel system call of the same name.  Since glibc 2.3, the wrapper
       function invokes exit_group(2), in order to terminate all of the
       threads in a process.

SEE ALSO
       execve(2), exit_group(2), fork(2), kill(2), wait(2), wait4(2),
       waitpid(2), atexit(3), exit(3), on_exit(3), termios(3)

COLOPHON
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Linux                             2017-05-03                          _EXIT(2)