pthread_detach - detach a thread
#include <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 that 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 the call succeeds, pthread_detach() returns 0. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error.
The pthread_detach() function will fail if:
- The implementation has detected that the value specified by thread does not refer to a joinable thread.
- No thread could be found corresponding to that specified by the given thread ID.
The pthread_detach() function will not return an error code of [EINTR].
Derived from the POSIX Threads Extension (1003.1c-1995)