--- At Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:48:06 +1000, Godfrey van der Linden wrote:
>There isn't really a 100% reliable way of waiting for a thread to
>terminate completely. However that isn't really a problem. The key
>is to recognise what you are really trying to do.
>Presumably you are trying to clean up resources that the thread may be
>In this case the correct kernel way of cleaning this up is just to
>reference count your resources. Then it doesn't matter exactly what
>order the objects get released in. There are a couple of other tricks
>but the OSObject reference counting will probably get you out of
Thanks for the idea. Unfortunately, in this case I think I need to wait
for the thread to stop. The thread is processing data. The data is going
to be removed and can't be removed until the processing has been halted
and the removal noted. The waiting thread has received the notice that
the data is going away and should clean up.
I'm going to use a condition variable to signal the end of the thread.
Now I need to work out how to do that. Any recommendations for a kernel
Thanks for the ideas,
>On 2008-04-12, at 5:08 , Duane Murphy wrote:
>> What is the equivalent of pthread_join() for a kernel thread?
>> I am using IOThreadCreate() to create a new thread. At some later
>> I indicate to that thread to stop. How do I detect that the thread
>> as exited?
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