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Old 07-18-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
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Thread Creation failing

Hi all
i have a small program written something lke this.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <pthread.h>
#include <unistd.h>

void *dummy(void *arg)


int main()
pthread_t tid;
int i=0
pthread_create(&tid, NULL,&dummy, NULL)
printf("i = %d\n", i);

In this i am creating a thread and exiting the thread also.
After 1024 times i am getting error in creating the thread with ernno as 12 --ERRNOMEM.
why is this happenning??
can any one help me?

Thanks in advance
Arun KA
Old 07-18-2006, 04:27 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Distribution: Ubuntu
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Uh, I'm not sure what results you are getting but that code terminates during the first loop iteration. After printing out your "i = %d\n" line you call the pthread_exit(tid) function. This will nuke your main thread without ever executing multiple times.

Given that sample code, I don't see how you could have ever tested out 1024 thread creations. If you simply did a typo and meant for the pthread_exit() function to be called from your dummy() function, then I can see how you can get 1024 iterations of your loop.

I played around a little with your code presuming that you had intended for the pthread_exit() function to be called from within the dummy() function. On my test system here at work it seemed to work correctly. (Redhat 9 distro) however I have experienced your error condition in the past using a Fedora Core 4 distro. I traced it down to what looks like memory leaks in the libraries. The only way I could recover that memory was to re-boot my system.

It may be that.

I hope that this helps!


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