Runtime error in pthread program

idk's Avatar, Join Date: May 2011
idk
Newbie Member
I am trying to run the following simple program which uses multithreading using pthreads. I compile it like: gcc -lpthread programName.c and it compiles fine. However, when I run it gives errors which I have pasted at the bottom of program.


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

void *thread_routine(void* arg)
{
printf("Inside newly created thread \n");
}

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
{
pthread_t thread_id;
void *thread_result;
pthread_create(&thread_id, NULL, thread_routine, NULL);
printf("Inside main thread \n");
pthread_join(thread_id, &thread_result);
}

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Errors:
---------------------

/2.c: line 4: syntax error near unexpected token `('
./2.c: line 4: `void *thread_routine(void* arg)'



Any help will be appreciated!!
xpi0t0s's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=pthread_create

If you don't know how to find working examples with Google then multithreaded programming is going to be WAAAAAAAAAAY beyond you. Multithreaded programming done correctly is *A LOT* harder than using Google.
idk's Avatar, Join Date: May 2011
idk
Newbie Member
@xpi0t0s I already figured out what was wrong with that code. People like you are useless and just know how to make sarcastic comments.
xpi0t0s's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
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I guess you didn't check the link then. One of the top few items was a working example. Maybe I'm less useless than you think.