PTHREAD_RWLOCK_WRLOCK(3) BSD Programmer's Manual PTHREAD_RWLOCK_WRLOCK(3)
pthread_rwlock_wrlock, pthread_rwlock_trywrlock - acquire a read/write lock for writing
#include <pthread.h> int pthread_rwlock_wrlock(pthread_rwlock_t *lock); int pthread_rwlock_trywrlock(pthread_rwlock_t *lock);
The pthread_rwlock_wrlock() function blocks until a write lock can be ac- quired against lock. The pthread_rwlock_trywrlock() function performs the same action, but does not block if the lock cannot be immediately ob- tained. The results are undefined if the calling thread already holds the lock at the time the call is made.
To prevent writer starvation, writers are favored over readers.
If successful, the pthread_rwlock_wrlock() and pthread_rwlock_trywrlock() functions will return zero. Otherwise an error number will be returned to indicate the error.
The pthread_rwlock_trywrlock() function will fail if: [EBUSY] The calling thread is not able to acquire the lock without blocking. The pthread_rwlock_wrlock() and pthread_rwlock_trywrlock() functions may fail if: [EDEADLK] The calling thread already owns the read/write lock (for reading or writing). [EINVAL] The value specified by lock is invalid. [ENOMEM] Insufficient memory exists to initialize the lock (applies to statically initialized locks only).
The pthread_rwlock_wrlock() and pthread_rwlock_trywrlock() functions are expected to conform to Version 2 of the Single UNIX Specification.
The pthread_rwlock_wrlock() function first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0 and OpenBSD 2.5. MirOS BSD #10-current August 4, 1998 1
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