pthread_mutex_destroy(3)pthread_mutex_destroy(3)NAMEpthread_mutex_destroy - Destroys a mutex
pthread_mutex_t *mutex );
DECthreads POSIX 1003.1c Library (libpthread.so)
Interfaces documented on this reference page conform to industry stan‐
dards as follows:
IEEE Std 1003.1c-1995, POSIX System Application Program Interface
The mutex to be destroyed.
This routine destroys the specified mutex by uninitializing it, and
should be called when a mutex object is no longer referenced. After
this routine is called, DECthreads may reclaim internal storage used by
the specified mutex.
It is safe to destroy an initialized mutex that is unlocked. However,
it is illegal to destroy a locked mutex.
The results of this routine are unpredictable if the mutex object spec‐
ified in the mutex argument does not currently exist, or is not ini‐
If an error condition occurs, this routine returns an integer value
indicating the type of error. Possible return values are as follows:
Successful completion. An attempt was made to destroy the object ref‐
erenced by mutex while it is locked or referenced. The value specified
for mutex is invalid.
Functions: pthread_mutex_init(3), pthread_mutex_lock(3),
Manuals: Guide to DECthreads and Programmer's Guide