In simple words pthread_join makes the calling thread wait till the newly created thread returns. How this helps?
Thread-safety of a function refers to the fact whether a function can be safely called from multiple threads simultaneously. Safety here means that even if multiple threads are executing the function simultaneously the data integrity is intact and is not intermingled.
What is memory leak?
Memory leak is a phenomenon where a running C/C++ program or a running process or thread dynamically allocates memory block from the heap but fails to free the memory block when it no more requires the memory. This happens due to programmatic error where the handle to the allocated memory block gets lost.
Let’s say we have a class called Base and a derived class called Derived which is derived from Base class as below:Read More »
This blog will try to demonstrate the steps required to use eclipse for browsing Linux kernel level source code, e.g. Linux kernel tree or device driver codes. If you have already worked with Linux kernel level source code you will know that the Linux kernel is written in C and Linux kernel space device drivers are also written in C. For c/c++ source code the eclipse version I use is called Eclipse-CDT (C/C++ Development Tooling). My development environment is Ubuntu Linux. So most of my references will be based on Ubuntu packages but these steps are pretty much similar in other Linux distros.