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typedef [type]  thread_state_t;


To abstract away the differences in thread state type on different platforms, liblfds uses a typedef.


On the pthread platform, there is a function, pthread_create, which is used to start threads and this function has the following prototype;

int pthread_create( pthread_t *thread, const pthread_attr_t *attr, void *(*start_routine)(void*), void *arg );

We see here that the caller passes in the address of a pthread_t and the function initalizes that variable. As such, on the pthreads platform, thread_state_t looks like this;

typedef pthread_t  thread_state_t

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