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PTHREAD_JOIN(3) 		   BSD Library Functions Manual 		  PTHREAD_JOIN(3)

     pthread_join -- wait for thread termination

     POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)

     #include <pthread.h>

     pthread_join(pthread_t thread, void **value_ptr);

     The pthread_join() function suspends execution of the calling thread until the target thread
     terminates unless the target thread has already terminated.

     On return from a successful pthread_join() call with a non-NULL value_ptr argument, the
     value passed to pthread_exit() by the terminating thread is stored in the location refer-
     enced by value_ptr.  When a pthread_join() returns successfully, the target thread has been
     terminated.  The results of multiple simultaneous calls to pthread_join() specifying the
     same target thread are undefined.	If the thread calling pthread_join() is cancelled, then
     the target thread is not detached.

     A thread that has exited but remains unjoined counts against _POSIX_THREAD_THREADS_MAX.

     If successful,  the pthread_join() function will return zero.  Otherwise an error number
     will be returned to indicate the error.

     pthread_join() shall fail if:

     [EINVAL]		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.

     pthread_join() may fail if:

     [EDEADLK]		A deadlock was detected or the value of thread specifies the calling

     wait(2), pthread_create(3)

     The function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').

BSD					   July 9, 2010 				      BSD
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