PTHREAD_ATFORK(3) AerieBSD 1.0 Refernce Manual PTHREAD_ATFORK(3)

NAME

pthread_atfork — specify handler functions to call when the process forks

SYNOPSIS

#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_atfork(void (*prepare)(void), void (*parent)(void), void (*child)(void));

DESCRIPTION

The pthread_atfork(); function declares fork handlers to be called before and after fork();, in the context of the thread that called fork();. The prepare fork handler will be called before fork(); processing commences. The parent fork handler will be called after fork(); processing completes in the parent process. The child fork handler will be called after fork(); processing completes in the child process. If no handling is desired at one or more of these three points, the corresponding fork handler address(es) may be set to NULL.

The order of calls to pthread_atfork(); is significant. The parent and child fork handlers will be called in the order in which they were established by calls to pthread_atfork();. The prepare fork handlers will be called in the opposite order.

RETURN VALUES

Upon successful completion, pthread_atfork(); will return a value of zero. Otherwise, an error number will be returned to indicate the error.

ERRORS

pthread_atfork(); will fail if:
[ENOMEM]
Insufficient table space exists to record the fork handler addresses. None of the handler lists are modified.

SEE ALSO

fork(2), atexit(3)

STANDARDS

pthread_atfork(); conforms to


AerieBSD 1.0 Reference Manual August 26 2008 PTHREAD_ATFORK(3)