pthreads开始使用pthreads


备注

本节概述了pthreads是什么,以及开发人员可能想要使用它的原因。

它还应该提到pthreads中的任何大型主题,并链接到相关主题。由于pthreads的文档是新的,您可能需要创建这些相关主题的初始版本。

安装或设置

有关设置或安装pthread的详细说明。

使用pthreads的最小“Hello World”

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

/* function to be run as a thread always must have the same signature:
   it has one void* parameter and returns void */
void *threadfunction(void *arg)
{
  printf("Hello, World!\n"); /*printf() is specified as thread-safe as of C11*/
  return 0;
}

int main(void)
{
  pthread_t thread;
  int createerror = pthread_create(&thread, NULL, threadfunction, NULL);
  /*creates a new thread with default attributes and NULL passed as the argument to the start routine*/
  if (!createerror) /*check whether the thread creation was successful*/
    {
      pthread_join(thread, NULL); /*wait until the created thread terminates*/
      return 0;
    }
  fprintf("%s\n", strerror(createerror), stderr);
  return 1;
}
 

将参数传递给线程

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

void *thread_func(void *arg)
{
    printf("I am thread #%d\n", *(int *)arg);
    return NULL;
}

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    pthread_t t1, t2;
    int i = 1;
    int j = 2;

    /* Create 2 threads t1 and t2 with default attributes which will execute
    function "thread_func()" in their own contexts with specified arguments. */
    pthread_create(&t1, NULL, &thread_func, &i);
    pthread_create(&t2, NULL, &thread_func, &j);

    /* This makes the main thread wait on the death of t1 and t2. */
    pthread_join(t1, NULL);
    pthread_join(t2, NULL);

    printf("In main thread\n");
    return 0;
}
 

如何编译:

$ gcc -pthread -o hello hello.c
 

这打印:

I am thread #1
I am thread #2
In main thread
 

从线程返回结果

指向具体数据类型的指针(转换为void * )可用于将值传递给线程函数并返回结果。

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

struct thread_args
{
    int a;
    double b;
};


struct thread_result
{
    long x;
    double y;
};

void *thread_func(void *args_void)
{
    struct thread_args *args = args_void;
    /* The thread cannot return a pointer to a local variable */
    struct thread_result *res = malloc(sizeof *res);

    res->x  = 10 + args->a;
    res->y = args->a * args->b;
    return res;
}

int main()
{
    pthread_t threadL;
    struct thread_args in = { .a = 10, .b = 3.141592653 };
    void *out_void;
    struct thread_result *out;

    pthread_create(&threadL, NULL, thread_func, &in);
    pthread_join(threadL, &out_void);
    out = out_void;
    printf("out -> x = %ld\tout -> b = %f\n", out->x, out->y);
    free(out);

    return 0;
}
 

在许多情况下,不必以这种方式传递返回值 - 例如,参数struct中的空格也可用于返回结果,或者指向共享数据结构的指针可以传递给线程并且结果存储在那里。