pthread_kill_other_threads_np - terminate all other threads in process
() has an effect only in the LinuxThreads
threading implementation. On that implementation, calling this function causes
the immediate termination of all threads in the application, except the
calling thread. The cancellation state and cancellation type of the
to-be-terminated threads are ignored, and the cleanup handlers are not called
in those threads.
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes
This function is a nonstandard GNU extension; hence the suffix "_np"
(nonportable) in the name.
() is intended to be called just before a
thread calls execve
(2) or a similar function. This function is designed
to address a limitation in the obsolete LinuxThreads implementation whereby
the other threads of an application are not automatically terminated (as
POSIX.1-2001 requires) during execve
In the NPTL threading implementation, pthread_kill_other_threads_np
exists, but does nothing. (Nothing needs to be done, because the
implementation does the right thing during an execve