The Single UNIX ® Specification, Version 2
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pthread_attr_init, pthread_attr_destroy - initialise and destroy threads attribute object


#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_attr_init(pthread_attr_t *attr);
int pthread_attr_destroy(pthread_attr_t *attr);


The function pthread_attr_init() initialises a thread attributes object attr with the default value for all of the individual attributes used by a given implementation.

The resulting attribute object (possibly modified by setting individual attribute values), when used by pthread_create(), defines the attributes of the thread created. A single attributes object can be used in multiple simultaneous calls to pthread_create().

The pthread_attr_destroy() function is used to destroy a thread attributes object. An implementation may cause pthread_attr_destroy() to set attr to an implementation-dependent invalid value. The behaviour of using the attribute after it has been destroyed is undefined.


Upon successful completion, pthread_attr_init() and pthread_attr_destroy() return a value of 0. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error.


The pthread_attr_init() function will fail if:
Insufficient memory exists to initialise the thread attributes object.

These functions will not return an error code of [EINTR].








pthread_attr_setstackaddr(), pthread_attr_setstacksize(), pthread_attr_setdetachstate(), pthread_create(), <pthread.h>.


Derived from the POSIX Threads Extension (1003.1c-1995)

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