First taster of Standard C++ Thread Library on OpenBSD

Today I tried Standard C++ Thread Library on OpenBSD, since it requires the compiler to support C++11 standard, and the default c++ only support C++98 (please refer here), so I need to switch to clang++. The program is just a classic “Hello World”:

#include <thread>
#include <iostream>

void hello()
    std::cout << "Hello World!\n";

int main(void)
    std::thread t(hello);
    return 0;

Built and run it:

# clang++ -std=c++11 hello.cpp
root:/root/Project# ./a.out
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::system_error'
  what():  Enable multithreading to use std::thread: Operation not permitted
Abort trap (core dumped)

Whoops! The program crashed. After reading this post, adding -pthread during compilation fixed this issue:

# clang++ -pthread -std=c++11 hello.cpp
# ./a.out
Hello World!

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