Prototype: int pthread_mutex_destroy(pthread_mutex_t *mp);
#include <pthread.h> pthread_mutex_t mp; int ret; ret = pthread_mutex_destroy(&mp); /* mutex is destroyed */
Note that the space for storing the mutex is not freed.
pthread_mutex_destroy() returns zero after completing successfully. Any other returned value indicates that an error occurred. When any of the following conditions occur, the function fails and returns the corresponding value.