PTHREAD_CREATE(3)                               PTHREAD_CREATE(3)

NAME
       pthread_create - create a new thread

SYNOPSIS
       #include <pthread.h>

       int  pthread_create(pthread_t  *  thread, pthread_attr_t *
       attr, void * (*start_routine)(void *), void * arg);

DESCRIPTION
       pthread_create creates a new thread of control  that  exe-
       cutes concurrently with the calling thread. The new thread
       applies the function start_routine passing it arg as first
       argument.  The new thread terminates either explicitly, by
       calling pthread_exit(3), or implicitly, by returning  from
       the  start_routine function. The latter case is equivalent
       to calling pthread_exit(3) with  the  result  returned  by
       start_routine as exit code.

       The  attr  argument  specifies  thread  attributes  to  be
       applied to the new thread. See pthread_attr_init(3) for  a
       complete  list of thread attributes. The attr argument can
       also be NULL, in which case default attributes  are  used:
       the  created  thread  is  joinable  (not detached) and has
       default (non real-time) scheduling policy.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, the identifier of the newly created thread  is
       stored in the location pointed by the thread argument, and
       a 0 is returned.  On  error,  a  non-zero  error  code  is
       returned.

ERRORS
       EAGAIN not enough system resources to create a process for
              the new thread.

       EAGAIN more than PTHREAD_THREADS_MAX threads  are  already
              active.

AUTHOR
       Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr>

SEE ALSO
       pthread_exit(3),    pthread_join(3),    pthread_detach(3),
       pthread_attr_init(3).

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