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MUTEX_INIT(9)							Mutex API reference						     MUTEX_INIT(9)

mutex_init - initialize the mutex SYNOPSIS
mutex_init(mutex); ARGUMENTS
mutex the mutex to be initialized DESCRIPTION
Initialize the mutex to unlocked state. It is not allowed to initialize an already locked mutex. AUTHOR
Rusty Russell <> Author. COPYRIGHT
Kernel Hackers Manual 3.10 June 2014 MUTEX_INIT(9)

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pthread_mutex_init(3T)													    pthread_mutex_init(3T)

pthread_mutex_init(), pthread_mutex_destroy() - initialize or destroy a mutex SYNOPSIS
mutex Pointer to the mutex to be initialized or destroyed. attr Pointer to the attributes object that defines the characteristics of the mutex to be initialized. If the pointer is NULL, default attributes are used. DESCRIPTION
The function initializes the mutex referenced by mutex with the attributes attr. If the parameter attr is NULL, the default mutex attributes are used. See pthread_mutexattr_init(3T) for a list of default mutex attributes. After successful initialization, the mutex is initialized, unlocked, and ready to be used in mutex operations. A mutex should be initialized only once or the resulting behavior is undefined. The function provides a way to ensure that a mutex is initialized only once. The macro can be used to initialize mutexes that are statically allocated. These mutexes will be initialized with default attributes. The function does not need to be called for statically initialized mutexes. If the process-shared attribute in the mutex attributes object referenced by attr is defined as the mutex must be allocated such that the processes sharing the mutex have access to it. This may be done through the memory-mapping functions (see mmap(2)) or the shared memory functions (see shmget(2)). The function destroys the mutex referenced by mutex. This function may set mutex to an invalid value. The destroyed mutex can be reini- tialized using the function If the mutex is used after destruction in any mutex call, the resulting behavior is undefined. A mutex should be destroyed only when it is unlocked. Destroying a mutex that is currently being used results in undefined behavior. RETURN VALUE
Upon successful completion, and return zero. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error (the variable is not set). ERRORS
If any of the following occur, the function returns the corresponding error number: The necessary resources (other than memory) to initialize mutex were not available. mutex is an already initialized mutex. However, getting for reinitializing the mutex cannot be expected all the time since the behavior of reinitializing the mutex is undefined. mutex points to an illegal address. The value specified by mutex or attr is invalid. There is insufficient memory available in which to initialize mutex. The caller does not have the necessary permission to perform the mutex initialization. If any of the following occur, the function returns the corresponding error number: mutex is currently locked or in use by another thread. mutex is not a valid mutex. WARNINGS
The space for the mutex must be allocated before calling Undefined behavior will result if the process-shared attribute of attr is and the space allocated for the mutex is not accessible to cooperating threads. AUTHOR
and were derived from the IEEE POSIX P1003.1c standard. SEE ALSO
pthread_mutex_lock(3T), pthread_mutex_trylock(3T), pthread_mutex_unlock(3T). STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
Pthread Library pthread_mutex_init(3T)
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