tkill - send a signal to a single process
_syscall2(int, tkill, pid_t, tid, int, sig)
int tkill(pid_t tid, int sig);
system call is analogous to
except when the specified process is part of a thread group
(created by specifying the CLONE_THREAD flag in the call to clone).
Since all the processes in a thread group have the same PID,
they cannot be individually signalled with kill
, however, one can address each process
by its unique TID.
On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno
is set appropriately.
An invalid TID or signal was specified.
No process with the specified TID exists.
The caller did not have permission to send the signal to the specified
process. For a process to be allowed to send a signal, it must either
have root privileges, or its real or effective user ID must be equal to
the real or saved set-user-ID of the receiving process.
is Linux specific and should not be used in programs that
are intended to be portable.
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