exit_group — exit all threads in a process


#include <linux/unistd.h>

void exit_group(int status);


This system call is equivalent to _exit(2) except that it terminates not only the calling thread, but all threads in the calling process's thread group.

Return Value

This system call does not return.


This call is present since Linux 2.5.35.

Conforming to

This call is Linux-specific.


Since glibc 2.3, this is the system call invoked when the _exit(2) wrapper function is called.

See Also



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Referenced By

_exit(2), prctl(2), ptrace(2), seccomp(2), syscalls(2).

2008-11-27 Linux Programmer's Manual