Finds pthread_setcanceltype function calls where a thread’s cancellation type is set to asynchronous. Asynchronous cancellation type (PTHREAD_CANCEL_ASYNCHRONOUS) is generally unsafe, use type PTHREAD_CANCEL_DEFERRED instead which is the default. Even with deferred cancellation, a cancellation point in an asynchronous signal handler may still be acted upon and the effect is as if it was an asynchronous cancellation.

This check corresponds to the CERT C Coding Standard rule POS47-C. Do not use threads that can be canceled asynchronously.