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14.4 The ISO C multithreading API

The ISO C multithreading API is documented in ISO C 11 http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg14/www/docs/n1570.pdf.

To make use of ISO C multithreading, even on platforms that don’t support it or have severe bugs, use the following Gnulib modules:

PurposeModule
For thread creation and management: thrd
For simple locks, recursive locks, and read-write locks: mtx
For once-only execution: mtx
For “condition variables” (wait queues): cnd
For thread-local storage: tss

There is also a convenience module named threads which depends on all of these; so you don’t need to enumerate these modules one by one.