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SEM_GETVALUE(3)       DragonFly Library Functions Manual       SEM_GETVALUE(3)

NAME

sem_getvalue -- get the value of a semaphore

LIBRARY

POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)

SYNOPSIS

#include <semaphore.h> int sem_getvalue(sem_t *sem, int *sval);

DESCRIPTION

The sem_getvalue() function sets the variable pointed to by sval to the current value of the semaphore pointed to by sem, as of the time that the call to sem_getvalue() is actually run.

RETURN VALUES

The sem_getvalue() 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_getvalue() will fail if: [EINVAL] sem points to an invalid semaphore.

SEE ALSO

sem_post(3), sem_trywait(3), sem_wait(3)

STANDARDS

sem_getvalue() conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 (``POSIX.1''). The value of the semaphore is never negative, even if there are threads blocked on the semaphore. POSIX is somewhat ambiguous in its wording with regard to what the value of the semaphore should be if there are blocked waiting threads, but this behavior is conformant, given the word- ing of the specification. DragonFly 3.9 April 15, 2009 DragonFly 3.9