pthread_self

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NAME
       pthread_self - obtain ID of the calling thread

SYNOPSIS
       #include <pthread.h>

       pthread_t pthread_self(void);

       Compile and link with -pthread.

DESCRIPTION
       The pthread_self() function returns the ID of the calling thread.  This
       is the same value that is returned in *thread in the pthread_create(3)
       call that created this thread.

RETURN VALUE
       This function always succeeds, returning the calling thread's ID.

ERRORS
       This function always succeeds.

ATTRIBUTES
       For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
       attributes(7).

       ┌───────────────┬───────────────┬─────────┐
       │Interface      Attribute     Value   │
       ├───────────────┼───────────────┼─────────┤
       │pthread_self() │ Thread safety │ MT-Safe │
       └───────────────┴───────────────┴─────────┘
CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

NOTES
       POSIX.1 allows an implementation wide freedom in choosing the type used
       to represent a thread ID; for example, representation using either an
       arithmetic type or a structure is permitted.  Therefore, variables of
       type pthread_t can't portably be compared using the C equality operator
       (==); use pthread_equal(3) instead.

       Thread identifiers should be considered opaque: any attempt to use a
       thread ID other than in pthreads calls is nonportable and can lead to
       unspecified results.

       Thread IDs are guaranteed to be unique only within a process.  A thread
       ID may be reused after a terminated thread has been joined, or a
       detached thread has terminated.

       The thread ID returned by pthread_self() is not the same thing as the
       kernel thread ID returned by a call to gettid(2).

SEE ALSO
       pthread_create(3), pthread_equal(3), pthreads(7)

COLOPHON
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