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

#include <pthread.h>
int pthread_attr_setdetachstate(pthread_attr_t *attr, int detachstate);
int pthread_attr_getdetachstate(const pthread_attr_t *attr, int *detachstate);
Compile and link with  -pthread.

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:
Threads that are created using attr will be created in a detached state.
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.

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

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

For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
Interface Attribute Value
pthread_attr_setdetachstate (), pthread_attr_getdetachstate () Thread safety MT-Safe

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

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).

See pthread_attr_init(3).

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