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PTHREAD_RWLOCK_TIMEDRDLOCK

PTHREAD_RWLOCK_TIMEDRDLOCK

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock - lock a read-write lock for reading  

SYNOPSIS

#include <pthread.h>
#include <time.h>

int pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock(pthread_rwlock_t *restrict rwlock,
       const struct timespec *restrict
abs_timeout);
 

DESCRIPTION

The pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function shall apply a read lock to the read-write lock referenced by rwlock as in the pthread_rwlock_rdlock() function. However, if the lock cannot be acquired without waiting for other threads to unlock the lock, this wait shall be terminated when the specified timeout expires. The timeout shall expire when the absolute time specified by abs_timeout passes, as measured by the clock on which timeouts are based (that is, when the value of that clock equals or exceeds abs_timeout), or if the absolute time specified by abs_timeout has already been passed at the time of the call.

If the Timers option is supported, the timeout shall be based on the CLOCK_REALTIME clock. If the Timers option is not supported, the timeout shall be based on the system clock as returned by the time() function. The resolution of the timeout shall be the resolution of the clock on which it is based. The timespec data type is defined in the <time.h> header. Under no circumstances shall the function fail with a timeout if the lock can be acquired immediately. The validity of the abs_timeout parameter need not be checked if the lock can be immediately acquired.

If a signal that causes a signal handler to be executed is delivered to a thread blocked on a read-write lock via a call to pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock(), upon return from the signal handler the thread shall resume waiting for the lock as if it was not interrupted.

The calling thread may deadlock if at the time the call is made it holds a write lock on rwlock. The results are undefined if this function is called with an uninitialized read-write lock.  

RETURN VALUE

The pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function shall return zero if the lock for reading on the read-write lock object referenced by rwlock is acquired. Otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.  

ERRORS

The pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function shall fail if:

ETIMEDOUT
The lock could not be acquired before the specified timeout expired.

The pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function may fail if:

EAGAIN
The read lock could not be acquired because the maximum number of read locks for lock would be exceeded.
EDEADLK
The calling thread already holds a write lock on rwlock.
EINVAL
The value specified by rwlock does not refer to an initialized read-write lock object, or the abs_timeout nanosecond value is less than zero or greater than or equal to 1000 million.

This function shall not return an error code of [EINTR].

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

Applications using this function may be subject to priority inversion, as discussed in the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 3.285, Priority Inversion.

The pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function is part of the Threads and Timeouts options and need not be provided on all implementations.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

pthread_rwlock_destroy() , pthread_rwlock_rdlock() , pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock() , pthread_rwlock_tryrdlock() , pthread_rwlock_trywrlock() , pthread_rwlock_unlock() , pthread_rwlock_wrlock() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <pthread.h>, <time.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 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 .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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