ns_thread - Operate on threads
This command provides a mechanism to manipulate threads. The legal options (which may be abbreviated) are:
ns_thread create script Initializes a new thread and starts it executing script. Threads created this way are joinable and must be ns_thread joined, otherwise the resources held by the thread will not be freed until the thread is joined. Returns a handle to the new thread.
Initializes a new thread and starts it executing script. Threads created this way are detached and do not need to be (nor can be) joined.
Returns the handle for the current thread.
Returns the current thread's thread ID as an integer. This thread ID corresponds to the third element in the sub-list returned from ns_info threads.
Returns the name of the current thread. Optionally sets the thread name if name is specified.
Attempts to join the thread specified by thread handle tid. If the thread is still executing, the caller will block until the thread being joined completes. Returns the return value of the script that the thread being joined was executing. NOTE: Attempting to join a thread that has already been joined will currently crash the server.
Causes the current thread to yield its CPU to other running threads.
Calling ns_thread join on an invalid thread ID or a thread ID that has already been joined will cause the server to abort with a fatal error. See