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Subject: Re: [boost] threads: how to remotely kill a thread?
From: Philippe Vaucher (philippe.vaucher_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-02 07:00:51

> say i'm on the main thread, and i've got a thread::id of some other
> preemptive thread. i do not have the actual boost::thread object any more.
> and i want to unceremoniously kill that thread. like right now.
> how do i kill it? i don't see a way to recover the actual boost::thread
> from the thread::id. but even if i could, and then call thread.interrupt(),
> that's more of a polite request which is free to be ignored, rather than a
> you_must_die_now()

FWIW, there's already a discussion about it there
Apparently it goes from "you can't" to "implement it yourself by using a
shared object between your threads, which tells the other one to quit.".


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