pthread_detach()

Detach a thread from a process

Synopsis:

#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_detach( pthread_t thread );

Arguments:

thread
The ID of the thread that you want to detach, which you can get when you call pthread_create() or pthread_self() .

Library:

libc

Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.

Description:

The pthread_detach() function detaches the thread with the given ID from its process. When a detached thread terminates, all system resources allocated to that thread are immediately reclaimed.

Returns:

EOK
Success.
EINVAL
The thread thread is already detached.
ESRCH
The thread thread doesn't exist.

Classification:

POSIX 1003.1 THR

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2013-12-23

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