Python Threads on Linux

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Tue Jul 31 10:38:13 EDT 2001

In article <d396b814.0107302239.6341a93 at>,
Ronan Viernes <Ronan.Viernes at> wrote:
>1. Is it normal for threads on LINUX to have their own process id
>thereby displayed in "ps -ef"? 

Yup.  Linux threads are processes.  Sort of.

>2. How do i exit gracefully from a thread? After exiting the thread,
>is the thread 'process' automatically closed? I noticed in our system
>that after exiting the thread, the 'process' are still present as
>evidenced by the "ps -ef" .

Please post some short code that illustrates this.
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