pthread_detach - Marks a thread object for deletion
pthread_t thread );
DECthreads POSIX 1003.1c Library (libpthread.so)
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to
industry standards as follows:
IEEE Std 1003.1c-1995, POSIX System Application Program
Thread object being marked for deletion.
This routine marks the specified thread object to indicate
that storage for the corresponding thread can be reclaimed
when the thread terminates. This includes storage for the
thread argument's return value, as well as the thread
object. If thread has not terminated when this routine is
called, this routine does not cause it to terminate.
When a thread object is no longer referenced, call this
The results of this routine are unpredictable if the value
of thread refers to a thread object that does not exist.
A thread can be created already detached by setting its
thread object's detachstate attribute.
The pthread_join(3) routine also detaches the target
thread after pthread_join(3) returns successfully.
If an error condition occurs, this routine returns an
integer value indicating the type of error. Possible
return values are as follows: Successful completion. The
value specified by thread does not refer to a joinable
thread. The value specified by thread cannot be found.
Routines: pthread_cancel(3), pthread_create(3),
Manuals: Guide to DECthreads and Programmer's Guide
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