Use pthread_create(3C) to add a new thread of control to the current process.
int pthread_create(pthread_t *restrict tid, const pthread_attr_t *restrict tattr, void*(*start_routine)(void *), void *restrict arg);
#include <pthread.h> pthread_attr_t() tattr; pthread_t tid; extern void *start_routine(void *arg); void *arg; int ret; /* default behavior*/ ret = pthread_create(&tid, NULL, start_routine, arg); /* initialized with default attributes */ ret = pthread_attr_init(&tattr); /* default behavior specified*/ ret = pthread_create(&tid, &tattr, start_routine, arg);
The pthread_create() function is called with attr that has the necessary state behavior. start_routine is the function with which the new thread begins execution. When start_routine returns, the thread exits with the exit status set to the value returned by start_routine. See pthread_create Syntax.
When pthread_create() is successful, the ID of the created thread is stored in the location referred to as tid.
When you call pthread_create() with either a NULL attribute argument or a default attribute, pthread_create() creates a default thread. When tattr is initialized, the thread acquires the default behavior.