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PTHREAD_DETACH(3)      FreeBSD Library Functions Manual	     PTHREAD_DETACH(3)

NAME
     pthread_detach -- detach a	thread

LIBRARY
     Reentrant C Library (libc_r, -lc_r)
     POSIX Threads Library (libpthread,	-lpthread)
     1:1 Threading Library (libthr, -lthr)

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 ter-
     minates.  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
     The pthread_detach() function will	fail if:

     [EINVAL]		The implementation has detected	that the value speci-
			fied by	thread does not	refer to a joinable thread.

     [ESRCH]		No thread could	be found corresponding to that speci-
			fied by	the given thread ID, thread.

SEE ALSO
     pthread_join(3)

STANDARDS
     The pthread_detach() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996
     (``POSIX.1'').

FreeBSD	9.2			 April 4, 1996			   FreeBSD 9.2

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