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

SYNOPSIS
       #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.

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 join-
	      able state.

       The default setting of the detach state attribute in a  newly  initial-
       ized 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  detach-
       state.

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.

ATTRIBUTES
       For  an	explanation  of	 the  terms  used   in	 this	section,   see
       attributes(7).

       +-------------------------------+---------------+---------+
       |Interface		       | Attribute     | Value	 |
       +-------------------------------+---------------+---------+
       |pthread_attr_setdetachstate(), | Thread safety | MT-Safe |
       |pthread_attr_getdetachstate()  |	       |	 |
       +-------------------------------+---------------+---------+
CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.

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)

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Linux				  2015-08-08	PTHREAD_ATTR_SETDETACHSTATE(3)