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Manual Pages  — PTHREAD_MUTEX_LOCK

NAME

pthread_mutex_lock – lock a mutex

CONTENTS

LIBRARY

POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)

SYNOPSIS

#include <pthread.h>

int
pthread_mutex_lock(pthread_mutex_t *mutex);

DESCRIPTION

The pthread_mutex_lock() function locks mutex. If the mutex is already locked, the calling thread will block until the mutex becomes available.

RETURN VALUES

If successful, pthread_mutex_lock() will return zero, otherwise an error number will be returned to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The pthread_mutex_lock() function will fail if:
[EINVAL] The value specified by mutex is invalid.
[EDEADLK] A deadlock would occur if the thread blocked waiting for mutex.
[EOWNERDEAD] The argument mutex points to a robust mutex and the previous owning thread terminated while holding the mutex lock. The lock was granted to the caller and it is up to the new owner to make the state consistent.
[ENOTRECOVERABLE] The state protected by the mutex is not recoverable.

SEE ALSO

pthread_mutex_consistent(3), pthread_mutex_destroy(3), pthread_mutex_init(3), pthread_mutex_trylock(3), pthread_mutex_unlock(3)

STANDARDS

The pthread_mutex_lock() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-96 ("POSIX.1").

PTHREAD_MUTEX_LOCK (3) April 29, 2016

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