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       pthread_spin_destroy,  pthread_spin_init  -  destroy  or  initialize  a	spin  lock object

       #include <pthread.h>

       int pthread_spin_destroy(pthread_spinlock_t *lock);
       int pthread_spin_init(pthread_spinlock_t *lock, int pshared);

       The pthread_spin_destroy() function shall destroy the spin lock	referenced  by	lock  and
       release	any resources used by the lock. The effect of subsequent use of the lock is unde-
       fined until the lock is reinitialized by another call to pthread_spin_init(). The  results
       are undefined if pthread_spin_destroy() is called when a thread holds the lock, or if this
       function is called with an uninitialized thread spin lock.

       The pthread_spin_init() function shall allocate any resources required  to  use	the  spin
       lock referenced by lock and initialize the lock to an unlocked state.

       If  the Thread Process-Shared Synchronization option is supported and the value of pshared
       is PTHREAD_PROCESS_SHARED, the implementation shall permit the spin lock  to  be  operated
       upon by any thread that has access to the memory where the spin lock is allocated, even if
       it is allocated in memory that is shared by multiple processes.

       If the Thread Process-Shared Synchronization option is supported and the value of  pshared
       is PTHREAD_PROCESS_PRIVATE, or if the option is not supported, the spin lock shall only be
       operated upon by threads created within the same process as the	thread	that  initialized
       the  spin  lock. If threads of differing processes attempt to operate on such a spin lock,
       the behavior is undefined.

       The results are undefined if pthread_spin_init() is called specifying an already  initial-
       ized  spin lock. The results are undefined if a spin lock is used without first being ini-

       If the pthread_spin_init() function fails, the lock is not initialized and the contents of
       lock are undefined.

       Only the object referenced by lock may be used for performing synchronization.

       The  result  of	referring  to  copies  of that object in calls to pthread_spin_destroy(),
       pthread_spin_lock(), pthread_spin_trylock(), or pthread_spin_unlock() is undefined.

       Upon successful completion, these functions shall return zero; otherwise, an error  number
       shall be returned to indicate the error.

       These functions may fail if:

       EBUSY  The  implementation  has	detected  an attempt to initialize or destroy a spin lock
	      while it is in use (for example, while being used in a pthread_spin_lock() call) by
	      another thread.

       EINVAL The value specified by lock is invalid.

       The pthread_spin_init() function shall fail if:

       EAGAIN The system lacks the necessary resources to initialize another spin lock.

       ENOMEM Insufficient memory exists to initialize the lock.

       These functions shall not return an error code of [EINTR].

       The following sections are informative.


       The  pthread_spin_destroy()  and  pthread_spin_init() functions are part of the Spin Locks
       option and need not be provided on all implementations.



       pthread_spin_lock()  ,  pthread_spin_unlock()   ,   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 .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003			  PTHREAD_SPIN_DESTROY(P)
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