Thread Object

NAME

thread - runnable / computation entity

SYNOPSIS

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DESCRIPTION

The thread object is the construct that represents a time-shared CPU execution context. Thread objects live associated to a particular Process Object which provides the memory and the handles to other objects necessary for I/O and computation.

Lifetime

A thread can be created implicitly by calling sys_process_start(), in which case the new thread is the “main thread” and the thread entrypoint is defined by the previously loaded binary. Or it can be created by calling sys_thread_create() which takes the entrypoint as a parameter.

A thread terminates when it returns from executing the routine specified as the entrypoint or by calling sys_thread_exit().

SEE ALSO

thread_create thread_start thread_exit