The Single UNIX ® Specification, Version 2
Copyright © 1997 The Open Group


pthread_detach - detach a thread


#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_detach(pthread_t thread);


The pthread_detach() function is used to indicate to the implementation that storage for the thread thread can be reclaimed when that 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.


If the call succeeds, pthread_detach() returns 0. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error.


The pthread_detach() function will fail if:
The implementation has detected that the value specified by thread does not refer to a joinable thread.
No thread could be found corresponding to that specified by the given thread ID.

The pthread_detach() function will not return an error code of [EINTR].








pthread_join(), <pthread.h>.


Derived from the POSIX Threads Extension (1003.1c-1995)

UNIX ® is a registered Trademark of The Open Group.
Copyright © 1997 The Open Group
[ Main Index | XSH | XCU | XBD | XCURSES | XNS ]