Re: Destructor called before startThread

"Alexander Grigoriev" <>
Thu, 8 Apr 2010 07:32:29 -0700
Are you by any chance using Thread object on the stack?

"Jack" <> wrote in message

Dear all,

First some code snippets,
class Thread
Thread(std::auto_ptr<Runnable> runnable_);
virtual ~Thread();
void start();
void *join();

HANDLE hThread;
unsigned winThreadID;
std::auto_ptr<Runnable> runnable;
Thread(const Thread&);
const Thread& operator = (const Thread&);
void setCompleted();
void *result;
virtual void *run() { return 0; }
static unsigned WINAPI startThreadRunnable(LPVOID pVoid);
static unsigned WINAPI startThread(LPVOID pVoid);
void PrintError(LPTSTR lpszFunction, LPSTR fileName, int lineNumber);

Thread::Thread(std::auto_ptr<Runnable> runnable_) : runnable(runnable_)
if (runnable.get() == NULL)
 PrintError("Thread(std::auto_ptr<Runnable> runnable_) failed at ",
__FILE__, __LINE__);
hThread = (HANDLE) _beginthreadex(NULL, 0, Thread::startThreadRunnable,
 (LPVOID) this, CREATE_SUSPENDED, &winThreadID);
if (!hThread)
 PrintError("_beginthreadex failed at ", __FILE__, __LINE__);

Thread::Thread() : runnable(NULL)
hThread = (HANDLE) _beginthreadex(NULL, 0, Thread::startThread,
if (!hThread)
 PrintError("_beginthreadex failed at ", __FILE__, __LINE__);

unsigned WINAPI Thread::startThreadRunnable(LPVOID pVoid)
Thread *runnableThread = static_cast<Thread *>(pVoid);
return reinterpret_cast<unsigned>(runnableThread->result);

//// Destructor called before this function is.
//// so the whole context gets destroyed
//// but why did that happen?
unsigned WINAPI Thread::startThread(LPVOID pVoid)
Thread *aThread = static_cast<Thread *>(pVoid);
aThread->result = aThread->run();
return reinterpret_cast<unsigned>(aThread->result);

if (winThreadID != GetCurrentThreadId())
 DWORD rc = CloseHandle(hThread);
 if (!rc)
  PrintError ("CloseHandle failed at ", __FILE__, __LINE__);

void Thread::start()
assert(hThread != NULL);
DWORD rc = ResumeThread(hThread);
if (!rc)
 PrintError("ResumeThread failed at ", __FILE__, __LINE__);

void *Thread::join()
return result;

void Thread::setCompleted()

class BFThread : public Thread
BFThread(int ID) : myID(ID) { }
 virtual void *run()
  return reinterpret_cast<void *>(myID);


int myID;


// main module
std::auto_ptr<BFThread> thread1(new BFThread(1));


int result1 = reinterpret_cast<int>(thread1->join());


The errors are:
First-chance exception at 0x004177c7 in GridPartition.exe: 0xC0000005:
Access violation reading location 0xfeeefef2.
Unhandled exception at 0x004177c7 in GridPartition.exe: 0xC0000005: Access
violation reading location 0xfeeefef2.

I wrote the comments above. Could anyone please check my code why the
destructor is called before the startThread function is?

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