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|PTHREAD_DETACH(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||PTHREAD_DETACH(3)|
NAME¶pthread_detach - detach a thread
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_detach(pthread_t thread);
DESCRIPTION¶The pthread_detach() function marks the thread identified by thread as detached. When a detached thread terminates, its resources are automatically released back to the system without the need for another thread to join with the terminated thread.
RETURN VALUE¶On success, pthread_detach() returns 0; on error, it returns an error number.
- thread is not a joinable thread.
- No thread with the ID thread could be found.
NOTES¶Once a thread has been detached, it can't be joined with pthread_join(3) or be made joinable again.
EXAMPLE¶The following statement detaches the calling thread:
SEE ALSO¶pthread_attr_setdetachstate(3), pthread_cancel(3), pthread_create(3), pthread_exit(3), pthread_join(3), pthreads(7)
COLOPHON¶This page is part of release 3.44 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.