PTHREAD_MUTEXATTR_GETPSHARED(P) POSIX Programmer's Manual PTHREAD_MUTEXATTR_GETPSHARED(P)
pthread_mutexattr_getpshared, pthread_mutexattr_setpshared - get and set the
int pthread_mutexattr_getpshared(const pthread_mutexattr_t *
restrict attr, int *restrict pshared);
int pthread_mutexattr_setpshared(pthread_mutexattr_t *attr,
The pthread_mutexattr_getpshared() function shall obtain the value of the process-shared
attribute from the attributes object referenced by attr. The pthread_mutexattr_setp-
shared() function shall set the process-shared attribute in an initialized attributes
object referenced by attr.
The process-shared attribute is set to PTHREAD_PROCESS_SHARED to permit a mutex to be
operated upon by any thread that has access to the memory where the mutex is allocated,
even if the mutex is allocated in memory that is shared by multiple processes. If the
process-shared attribute is PTHREAD_PROCESS_PRIVATE, the mutex shall only be operated upon
by threads created within the same process as the thread that initialized the mutex; if
threads of differing processes attempt to operate on such a mutex, the behavior is unde-
fined. The default value of the attribute shall be PTHREAD_PROCESS_PRIVATE.
Upon successful completion, pthread_mutexattr_setpshared() shall return zero; otherwise,
an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.
Upon successful completion, pthread_mutexattr_getpshared() shall return zero and store the
value of the process-shared attribute of attr into the object referenced by the pshared
parameter. Otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.
The pthread_mutexattr_getpshared() and pthread_mutexattr_setpshared() functions may fail
EINVAL The value specified by attr is invalid.
The pthread_mutexattr_setpshared() function may fail if:
EINVAL The new value specified for the attribute is outside the range of legal values for
These functions shall not return an error code of [EINTR].
The following sections are informative.
pthread_cond_destroy() , pthread_create() , pthread_mutex_destroy() , pthread_mutex-
attr_destroy() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <pthread.h>
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 orig-
inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .
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