Re: Valid CWinThread handles
On Thu, 30 Oct 2008 02:11:34 -0700 (PDT), Newsgroupie <email@example.com>
Hello fellow newsgroupies!
Is there a way to find out whether or not a CWinThread process has
stopped or not or is still valid.
I have several CWinThread's (none of which are set to auto-delete)
Those two questions are at odds with one another. The problem is the
auto-delete, and you've described a race condition. You can't tell if the
CWinThread is alive without touching the CWinThread, which may already have
been auto-deleted or in the process of it.
which may occasionally finish their processes before I signal them to
stop. I sometimes need to reuse these CWinThread's and restart their
processes but I need to know that they are no longer running first.
I'd just create new ones or use a thread pool.
They may already have their stop CEvent set but the thread may have
already acted on it and stopped.
Their m_hThread values will not be NULL but no longer handles to valid
Yes, because the CWinThread's have auto-deleted themselves, so nothing they
contain is valid. The solution is to turn off auto-delete. It is rarely if
ever appropriate to allow auto-delete.
Any suggestions gratefully received.
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