GETTID(2) Linux Programmer's Manual GETTID(2)
gettid - get thread identification
Note: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
gettid() returns the caller's thread ID (TID). In a single-threaded
process, the thread ID is equal to the process ID (PID, as returned by
getpid(2)). In a multithreaded process, all threads have the same PID,
but each one has a unique TID. For further details, see the discussion
of CLONE_THREAD in clone(2).
On success, returns the thread ID of the calling process.
This call is always successful.
The gettid() system call first appeared on Linux in kernel 2.4.11.
gettid() is Linux-specific and should not be used in programs that are
intended to be portable.
Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call; call it using
The thread ID returned by this call is not the same thing as a POSIX
thread ID (i.e., the opaque value returned by pthread_self(3)).
In a new thread group created by a clone(2) call that does not specify
the CLONE_THREAD flag (or, equivalently, a new process created by
fork(2)), the new process is a thread group leader, and its thread
group ID (the value returned by getpid(2)) is the same as its thread ID
(the value returned by gettid()).
capget(2), clone(2), fcntl(2), fork(2), getpid(2), get_robust_list(2),
ioprio_set(2), perf_event_open(2), sched_setaffinity(2), sched_set-
param(2), sched_setscheduler(2), tgkill(2), timer_create(2)
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