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SEM_POST(3)	      DragonFly Library Functions Manual	   SEM_POST(3)

NAME

sem_post -- increment (unlock) a semaphore

LIBRARY

POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)

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_trywait(3), sem_wait(3)

STANDARDS

sem_post() conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 (``POSIX.1''). DragonFly 3.9 April 15, 2009 DragonFly 3.9