Manual Reference Pages  - PTHREAD_ATTR_SETDETACHSTATE (3)

NAME

pthread_attr_setdetachstate, pthread_attr_getdetachstate - set/get detach state attribute in thread attributes object

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Return Value
Errors
Conforming To
Notes
Example
See Also
Colophon

SYNOPSIS


#include <pthread.h> 

int pthread_attr_setdetachstate(pthread_attr_t *attr ", int " detachstate ); int pthread_attr_getdetachstate(pthread_attr_t *attr ", int *" detachstate );

Compile and link with -pthread.

DESCRIPTION

The pthread_attr_setdetachstate() function sets the detach state attribute of the thread attributes object referred to by attr to the value specified in detachstate. The detach state attribute determines whether a thread created using the thread attributes object attr will be created in a joinable or a detached state.

The following values may be specified in detachstate:
PTHREAD_CREATE_DETACHED
  Threads that are created using attr will be created in a detached state.
PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE
  Threads that are created using attr will be created in a joinable state.
The default setting of the detach state attribute in a newly initialized thread attributes object is PTHREAD_CREATE_JOINABLE.

The pthread_attr_getdetachstate() returns the detach state attribute of the thread attributes object attr in the buffer pointed to by detachstate.

RETURN VALUE

On success, these functions return 0; on error, they return a nonzero error number.

ERRORS

pthread_attr_setdetachstate() can fail with the following error:
EINVAL An invalid value was specified in detachstate.

CONFORMING TO

POSIX.1-2001.

NOTES

See pthread_create(3) for more details on detached and joinable threads.

A thread that is created in a joinable state should eventually either be joined using pthread_join(3) or detached using pthread_detach(3); see pthread_create(3).

It is an error to specify the thread ID of a thread that was created in a detached state in a later call to pthread_detach(3) or pthread_join(3).

EXAMPLE

See pthread_attr_init(3).

SEE ALSO

pthread_attr_init(3), pthread_create(3), pthread_detach(3), pthread_join(3), pthreads(7)

COLOPHON

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Linux PTHREAD_ATTR_SETDETACHSTATE (3) 2010-02-03
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