g_thread_pool_new (
  GFunc func,
  gpointer user_data,
  gint max_threads,
  gboolean exclusive,
  GError** error


This function creates a new thread pool.

Whenever you call g_thread_pool_push(), either a new thread is created or an unused one is reused. At most max_threads threads are running concurrently for this thread pool. max_threads = -1 allows unlimited threads to be created for this thread pool. The newly created or reused thread now executes the function func with the two arguments. The first one is the parameter to g_thread_pool_push() and the second one is user_data.

Pass g_get_num_processors() to max_threads to create as many threads as there are logical processors on the system. This will not pin each thread to a specific processor.

The parameter exclusive determines whether the thread pool owns all threads exclusive or shares them with other thread pools. If exclusive is TRUE, max_threads threads are started immediately and they will run exclusively for this thread pool until it is destroyed by g_thread_pool_free(). If exclusive is FALSE, threads are created when needed and shared between all non-exclusive thread pools. This implies that max_threads may not be -1 for exclusive thread pools. Besides, exclusive thread pools are not affected by g_thread_pool_set_max_idle_time() since their threads are never considered idle and returned to the global pool.

error can be NULL to ignore errors, or non-NULL to report errors. An error can only occur when exclusive is set to TRUE and not all max_threads threads could be created. See GThreadError for possible errors that may occur. Note, even in case of error a valid GThreadPool is returned.


func GFunc

A function to execute in the threads of the new thread pool.

user_data gpointer

User data that is handed over to func every time it is called.

 The argument can be NULL.
 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
max_threads gint

The maximal number of threads to execute concurrently in the new thread pool, -1 means no limit.

exclusive gboolean

Should this thread pool be exclusive?

error GError **
  The return location for a GError*, or NULL.

Return value

Returns: GThreadPool

The new GThreadPool.

 The data is owned by the called function.