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PTHREAD_DETACH(3)					   BSD Library Functions Manual 					 PTHREAD_DETACH(3)

NAME
pthread_detach -- detach a thread SYNOPSIS
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_detach(pthread_t thread); DESCRIPTION
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
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
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
pthread_join(3) STANDARDS
pthread_detach() conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 (``POSIX.1''). BSD
April 4, 1996 BSD

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PTHREAD_DETACH(3)					     Library Functions Manual						 PTHREAD_DETACH(3)

NAME
pthread_detach - put a running thread in the detached state SYNOPSIS
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_detach(pthread_t th); DESCRIPTION
pthread_detach put the thread th in the detached state. This guarantees that the memory resources consumed by th will be freed immediately when th terminates. However, this prevents other threads from synchronizing on the termination of th using pthread_join. A thread can be created initially in the detached state, using the detachstate attribute to pthread_create(3). In contrast, pthread_detach applies to threads created in the joinable state, and which need to be put in the detached state later. After pthread_detach completes, subsequent attempts to perform pthread_join on th will fail. If another thread is already joining the thread th at the time pthread_detach is called, pthread_detach does nothing and leaves th in the joinable state. RETURN VALUE
On success, 0 is returned. On error, a non-zero error code is returned. ERRORS
ESRCH No thread could be found corresponding to that specified by th EINVAL the thread th is already in the detached state AUTHOR
Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr> SEE ALSO
pthread_create(3), pthread_join(3), pthread_attr_setdetachstate(3) LinuxThreads PTHREAD_DETACH(3)
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