pthread_detach - detach a thread
Library Synopsis Description Return Values Errors See Also Standards
.Lb libc_r .Lb libpthread .Lb libthr
.In pthread.h int pthread_detach "pthread_t thread"
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.
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!
The pthread_detach function will fail if: