Starting a Thread when Nginx starts

sahyagiri nginx-forum at
Mon Aug 1 04:31:20 UTC 2011

I am new to Nginx. Have gone through evanmiller blog and  nginxguts to
write my own module. Wrote a hello module which is working fine. 
 I extended the hello module and in the http handler, it could start the
thread. I have used pthread library for this. Now I want to start a
thread of my own along with nginx and not with a http handler.

1. What modification is required to make it?
2. How to stop the thread when nginx is exiting?
3. Is there a different way of doing it other than pthread for a
background activity.

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