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CreateThread problem

Posted on 2011-02-28
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm having issues using CreateThread:

this is the code:

       puts((const char*)vImg);

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void main2()
	const char* lpKey = (const char*)"mykey123";
	FILE * iFile;
	long lSize;
	char* result;
	char * buffer;
	iFile = fopen("a.txt", "rb");
    fseek(iFile, 0, SEEK_END);
	lSize = ftell(iFile);
	buffer = (char*) malloc (sizeof(char)*lSize);
	fread (buffer,1,lSize,iFile);
	result = EnDeCrypt((const char*)buffer, lSize, lpKey);

	DWORD threadId = 0;

HANDLE hThread = CreateThread( NULL, 0, (LPTHREAD_START_ROUTINE)DualP, (LPVOID)result, 0, &threadId);
if(hThread == NULL)
puts("CreateThread Failed..");
puts("CreateThread Succeeded");


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as you can see I'm trying to decrypt some data and send the result of that decrypted data into the function DualP, but it's not even accessing DualP. The thread is created successfully, but I never see "inside" or the contents of vImg being displayed, which is what should happen when I'm inside DualP.

Again, the thread is being created, but it's not entering it.

Anyone see where I'm going wrong?

Question by:JoeD77
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jkr earned 2000 total points
ID: 35002651
There's a good chance that 'result' has already gone out of scope until the thread is executing - does the following help?
HANDLE hThread = CreateThread( NULL, 0, (LPTHREAD_START_ROUTINE)DualP, (LPVOID)result, 0, &threadId);
if(hThread == NULL)
puts("CreateThread Failed..");
puts("CreateThread Succeeded");


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Expert Comment

ID: 35002768
Code you posted looked just fine.
As jkr said, 'result' might already been destroyed in EnDeCrypt before DualP access it.

if you add this code after EnDeCrypt, can you see the contents of 'result' as expected?
result = EnDeCrypt((const char*)buffer, lSize, lpKey);

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Expert Comment

ID: 35003707
"HANDLE hThread = CreateThread( NULL, 0, (LPTHREAD_START_ROUTINE)DualP, (LPVOID)result, 0, &threadId);"

You don't have to cast result to a void*. Just pass it as it is.

HANDLE hThread = CreateThread( NULL, 0, (LPTHREAD_START_ROUTINE)DualP, result, 0, &threadId);

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Alternately you could also try not passing in anything initially. First see whether you can start the thread execution

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