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From: Michael Glassford (glassfordm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-08-06 07:03:43

Alexander Terekhov wrote:

> Momchil Velikov wrote:
> [...]
>>Alexander> What "pthreads cleanup handlers"?

The tss cleanup handler (sorry, probably the wrong name) that you pass
as the second parameter to pthread_key_create.

>>Alexander> Do you mean TSD dtors and/or
>>Alexander> thread cancel/exit cleanup handlers? Thread termination (unwinding
>>Alexander> of cleanup handlers followed by TSD destruction) and program (aka
>>Alexander> process) termination (it runs atexit() handlers and C++ destructors
>>Alexander> for objects with static storage duration, if not abnormal) is fully
>>Alexander> specified. Or do you mean C++ stuff "on the stack", not static
>>Alexander> storage duration?

I meant objects with static storage duration.

>>I guess yes, he meant auto objects.
> I'm not so sure. So, just in case: oviously, thread termination runs
> before process termination (on "passive" process exit). But if process
> is terminated "actively" then no thread cleanup is done at all.

[snip references and quote]

>> IMHO, one can safely assume C++ destructors will be run before
>>cleanup handlers.

[another snip]

Most of the quotes apply to thread termination cleanup handlers, not tss
cleanup handlers or whatever you call them, but perhaps the same
principles apply? If so, the executive summary is that I was wrong, and
the order is specified?


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