Manual Pages — PTHREAD_DETACH
– detach a thread
POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)
function is used to indicate to the implementation that storage for the
can be reclaimed when the thread terminates.
has not terminated,
will not cause it to terminate.
The effect of multiple
calls on the same target thread is unspecified.
If successful, the
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.
function will fail if:
The implementation has detected that the value specified by
does not refer to a joinable thread.
No thread could be found corresponding to that specified by the given
function conforms to
IEEE Std 1003.1-96 ("POSIX.1").
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