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Hi.., I hope someone here has already done something with threads., if so, please help me. The problem is the following switch (opcao) { case ''0'' : break; case ''1'' : pthread_create (&thread, NULL,enviar, NULL); printf("\n bla bla bla , opcao 1"); printf("\n 11111111 bla bakl 111111 \n"); getchar();getchar(); break; } In that piece of code, i''m creathing a thread, wich has this function : I''m posting just the begining of it, so you guys can check: void enviar() { getchar(); fflush(stdin); printf("Please enter id number:"); scanf("%d",&IdDes); printf("\nPlease enter origin:"); scanf("%s",&origem); } The problem is that on screen, i only get printed "Please enter id number", and the entire rest of the function is ignored. However gcc, gives me this warnings : client.c:55: warning: passing arg 3 of `pthread_create'' from incompatible pointer type client.c:63: warning: passing arg 3 of `pthread_create'' from incompatible pointer type Anyone has any ideias, on how to fix this ? thanks, Bruno

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You did not wait for the thread to complete it's execution.What happens is: The thread is created, the execution of main continues and comes to an end. The created thread will be terminated no matter what it was doing (e.g: waiting for user input).
Look up the 'pthread_join' function to do that.
Sorry, I don't have much time now, will be back later. Here's an example from my operating systems class:

#include <pthread.h>
#include <stdio.h>

#define COUNT 100000

/* thread function */
void* thread_func(void *par)
/* get the current thread handle */
pthread_t self = pthread_self();
int i;
for (i = 0; i < COUNT; ++i)
printf("greetings from thread: %i, iteration: %i\n", (int)self, i);

return NULL;

int main()
/* we need 3 threads and just one attribute: will be the same for the 3 threads */
pthread_t thread[3];
pthread_attr_t thread_attr;

/* Initialise and set the scope of the attributes */
pthread_attr_setscope(&thread_attr, PTHREAD_SCOPE_SYSTEM);

/* create the threads */
pthread_create(thread, &thread_attr, thread_func, NULL);
pthread_create(thread+1, &thread_attr, thread_func, NULL);
pthread_create(thread+2, &thread_attr, thread_func, NULL);

/* and wait for them to finish their job */
pthread_join(thread[0], NULL);
pthread_join(thread[1], NULL);
pthread_join(thread[2], NULL);

/* cleanup to prevent memleaks */

return 0;

Also: take a look at this website: http://www.planetoid.org/technical/pthreads/index.html

SwSh website!

[edited by - SwSh on June 6, 2004 1:09:59 PM]

[edited by - SwSh on June 6, 2004 1:11:02 PM]

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