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       pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock - lock a read-write lock for writing

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

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

       The  pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock() function shall apply a write lock to the read-write lock
       referenced by rwlock as in the pthread_rwlock_wrlock() function. However, if the lock can-
       not  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_timedwrlock(), upon return from the sig-
       nal 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 the read-write
       lock. The results are undefined if this function is called  with  an  uninitialized  read-
       write lock.

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

       The pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock() function shall fail if:

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

       The pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock() function may fail if:

	      The calling thread already holds the 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.


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



       pthread_rwlock_destroy()   ,   pthread_rwlock_rdlock()  ,  pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock()	,
       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>

       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 .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003		    PTHREAD_RWLOCK_TIMEDWRLOCK(P)
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