pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np

PTHREAD_RWLOCKATTR_SETKIND_Library Functions MPTHREAD_RWLOCKATTR_SETKIND_NP(3)



NAME
       pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np, pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np - set/get
       the read-write lock kind of the thread read-write lock attribute object

SYNOPSIS
       #include <pthread.h>

       int pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np(pthread_rwlockattr_t *attr,
                                          int pref);
       int pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np(const pthread_rwlockattr_t *attr,
                                          int *pref);

       Compile and link with -pthread.

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np(), pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np():
           _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L

DESCRIPTION
       The pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np() function sets the "lock kind"
       attribute of the read-write lock attribute object referred to by attr
       to the value specified in pref.  The argument pref may be set to one of
       the following:

       PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_READER_NP
              This is the default.  A thread may hold multiple read locks;
              that is, read locks are recursive.  According to The Single Unix
              Specification, the behavior is unspecified when a reader tries
              to place a lock, and there is no write lock but writers are
              waiting.  Giving preference to the reader, as is set by
              PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_READER_NP, implies that the reader will
              receive the requested lock, even if a writer is waiting.  As
              long as there are readers, the writer will be starved.

       PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_WRITER_NP
              This is intended as the write lock analog of
              PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_READER_NP.  This is ignored by glibc
              because the POSIX requirement to support recursive writer locks
              would cause this option to create trivial deadlocks; instead use
              PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_WRITER_NONRECURSIVE_NP which ensures the
              application developer will not take recursive read locks thus
              avoiding deadlocks.

       PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_WRITER_NONRECURSIVE_NP
              Setting the lock kind to this avoids writer starvation as long
              as any read locking is not done in a recursive fashion.

       The pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np() function returns the value of the
       lock kind attribute of the read-write lock attribute object referred to
       by attr in the pointer pref.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, these functions return 0.  Given valid pointer arguments,
       pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np() always succeeds.  On error,
       pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np() returns a nonzero error number.

ERRORS
       EINVAL pref specifies an unsupported value.

VERSIONS
       The pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np() and pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np()
       functions first appeared in glibc 2.1.

CONFORMING TO
       These functions are non-standard GNU extensions; hence the suffix "_np"
       (nonportable) in the names.

SEE ALSO
       pthreads(7)

COLOPHON
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Linux Programmer's Manual         2019-03-06  PTHREAD_RWLOCKATTR_SETKIND_NP(3)