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@@ -2927,6 +2927,14 @@ The function was interrupted by delivery of a signal.
If the signal causes program termination, @code{pause} doesn't return
+This function is a cancelation point in multi-threaded programs. This
+is a problem if the thread allocates some resources (like memory, file
+descriptors, semaphores or whatever) at the time @code{pause} is
+called. If the thread gets canceled these resources stay allocated
+until the program ends. To avoid this calls to @code{pause} should be
+protected using cancelation handlers.
+@c ref pthread_cleanup_push / pthread_cleanup_pop
The @code{pause} function is declared in @file{unistd.h}.
@end deftypefun