MirOS Manual: sem_post(3)

SEM_POST(3)                BSD Programmer's Manual                 SEM_POST(3)

NAME

     sem_post - increment (unlock) a semaphore

SYNOPSIS

     #include <semaphore.h>

     int
     sem_post(sem_t *sem);

DESCRIPTION

     The sem_post() function increments (unlocks) the semaphore pointed to by
     sem. If there are threads blocked on the semaphore when sem_post() is
     called, then the highest priority thread that has been blocked the long-
     est on the semaphore will be allowed to return from sem_wait().

     sem_post() is signal-reentrant and may be called within signal handlers.

RETURN VALUES

     The sem_post() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the
     value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the
     error.

ERRORS

     sem_post() will fail if:

     [EINVAL]      sem points to an invalid semaphore.

SEE ALSO

     sem_destroy(3), sem_getvalue(3), sem_init(3), sem_open(3), sem_wait(3)

STANDARDS

     sem_post() conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 ("POSIX").

MirOS BSD #10-current         February 15, 2000                              1

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