From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-27 14:09:31
on Tue Mar 27 2007, Roland Schwarz <roland.schwarz-AT-chello.at> wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> I suggest that trying to use meanings of "cancellation" other than the
>> one(s) used in the pthread standard at this point can only confuse
>> things, which hardly seems like a way to un-stall the process.
> I might be completely wrong, but doesn't the pthread standard
> require a thread to stop once it has been cancelled?
> The thread may decide to defer the request, but not to deny.
It can deny the request by never invoking a cancellation point. It
can also deny the request by putting an infinite loop (perhaps one
that does what the thread would have been doing anyway) in one of its
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