semaphore.h - semaphores

PROLOG  NAME  SYNOPSIS  DESCRIPTION  APPLICATION USAGE  RATIONALE  FUTURE DIRECTIONS  SEE ALSO  COPYRIGHT 

PROLOG

This manual page is part of the POSIX Programmer’s Manual. The Linux implementation of this interface may differ (consult the corresponding Linux manual page for details of Linux behavior), or the interface may not be implemented on Linux.

NAME

semaphore.h — semaphores

SYNOPSIS

#include <semaphore.h>

DESCRIPTION

The <semaphore.h> header shall define the sem_t type, used in performing semaphore operations. The semaphore may be implemented using a file descriptor, in which case applications are able to open up at least a total of {OPEN_MAX} files and semaphores.

The <semaphore.h> header shall define the symbolic constant SEM_FAILED which shall have type sem_t *.

The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.

int sem_close(sem_t *);
int sem_destroy(sem_t *);
int sem_getvalue(sem_t *restrict, int *restrict);
int sem_init(sem_t *, int, unsigned);
sem_t *sem_open(const char *, int, ...);
int sem_post(sem_t *);
int sem_timedwait(sem_t *restrict, const struct timespec *restrict);
int sem_trywait(sem_t *);
int sem_unlink(const char *);
int sem_wait(sem_t *);

Inclusion of the <semaphore.h> header may make visible symbols defined in the <fcntl.h> and <time.h> headers.

The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE

None.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

SEE ALSO

<fcntl.h>, <sys_types.h>, <time.h>

The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1-2017, sem_close(), sem_destroy(), sem_getvalue(), sem_init(), sem_open(), sem_post(), sem_timedwait(), sem_trywait(), sem_unlink()

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition, Copyright (C) 2018 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

Any typographical or formatting errors that appear in this page are most likely to have been introduced during the conversion of the source files to man page format. To report such errors, see https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/reporting_bugs.html .


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