Library Functions Manual
NAME pthread_detach — detach a thread
LIBRARY POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)
SYNOPSIS #include <pthread.h>
DESCRIPTION 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.
RETURN VALUES If successful, the pthread_detach() function will return zero. Otherwise an error number will be returned to indicate the error.
() shall fail if:
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, thread.
STANDARDS The function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (“POSIX.1”).