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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pthread_detach - detach a thread

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <pthread.h>

     pthread_detach(pthread_t thread);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pthread_detach() function is used to indicate to the implementation
     that storage for the thread thread can be reclaimed when the
thread terminates.
  If thread  has  not  terminated,  pthread_detach()
will not cause
     it  to  terminate.   The effect of multiple pthread_detach()
calls on the
     same target thread is unspecified.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     If successful, the pthread_detach() function will return zero.  Otherwise
     an  error  number  will  be  returned to indicate the error.
Note that the
     function does not change the value of errno as  it  did  for
some drafts of
     the  standard.   These early drafts also passed a pointer to
pthread_t as
     the argument.  Beware!

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     pthread_detach() will fail if:

     [EINVAL]      The implementation has detected that the value
specified by
                   thread does not refer to a joinable thread.

     [ESRCH]       No thread could be found corresponding to that
specified by
                   the given thread ID, thread.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     pthread_detach()    conforms    to    ISO/IEC    9945-1:1996

OpenBSD      3.6                           April      4,     1996
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