pthread_detach doesn't release memory

Peter Steele psteele at
Wed May 20 18:56:29 UTC 2009

I create a thread using something like this: 

pthread_t thread; 
pthread_create(&thread, NULL, mythread, NULL); 

I use the detach because I want to make sure the thread's resource are reclaimed when the thread completes. However, this does not seem to work. Each time I create a thread the application's memory footprint grows by 128 bytes and this memory is never released. 

Am I doing this right? 

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