GNU Fortran can be used in programs with multiple threads, e.g. by
using OpenMP, by calling OS thread handling functions via the
ISO_C_BINDING facility, or by GNU Fortran compiled library code
being called from a multi-threaded program.
The GNU Fortran runtime library, (
libgfortran), supports being
called concurrently from multiple threads with the following
During library initialization, the C
getenv function is used,
which need not be thread-safe. Similarly, the
function is used to implement the
GETENV intrinsics. It is the responsibility of the user to
ensure that the environment is not being updated concurrently when any
of these actions are taking place.
SYSTEM intrinsics are
implemented with the
system function, which need not be
thread-safe. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that
system is not called concurrently.
Finally, for platforms not supporting thread-safe POSIX functions, further functionality might not be thread-safe. For details, please consult the documentation for your operating system.