Avoiding memory leaks in POSIX thread programming

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 26, 2010 3:17 AM EDT
IBM/developerWorks; By Wei Dong Xie
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POSIX thread programming defines a standard set of C programming language types, functions, and constants—and pthreads provide a powerful tool for thread management. To use pthreads to the fullest, you'll want to avoid the common mistakes. One common mistake is forgetting to join joinable threads, which can create memory leaks and cause extra work. In this tips-oriented article, learn the basics of POSIX threads, see how to identify and detect thread memory leaks, and get solid advice for avoiding them.

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