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SEM_POST(3)						     Linux Programmer's Manual						       SEM_POST(3)

sem_post - unlock a semaphore SYNOPSIS
#include <semaphore.h> int sem_post(sem_t *sem); Link with -pthread. DESCRIPTION
sem_post() increments (unlocks) the semaphore pointed to by sem. If the semaphore's value consequently becomes greater than zero, then another process or thread blocked in a sem_wait(3) call will be woken up and proceed to lock the semaphore. RETURN VALUE
sem_post() returns 0 on success; on error, the value of the semaphore is left unchanged, -1 is returned, and errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
EINVAL sem is not a valid semaphore. EOVERFLOW The maximum allowable value for a semaphore would be exceeded. ATTRIBUTES
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7). +-----------+---------------+---------+ |Interface | Attribute | Value | +-----------+---------------+---------+ |sem_post() | Thread safety | MT-Safe | +-----------+---------------+---------+ CONFORMING TO
sem_post() is async-signal-safe: it may be safely called within a signal handler. EXAMPLE
See sem_wait(3). SEE ALSO
sem_getvalue(3), sem_wait(3), sem_overview(7), signal-safety(7) COLOPHON
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sem_post(3RT)						    Realtime Library Functions						     sem_post(3RT)

sem_post - increment the count of a semaphore SYNOPSIS
cc [ flag... ] file... -lrt [ library... ] #include <semaphore.h> int sem_post(sem_t *sem); DESCRIPTION
The sem_post() function unlocks the semaphore referenced by sem by performing a semaphore unlock operation on that semaphore. If the semaphore value resulting from this operation is positive, then no threads were blocked waiting for the semaphore to become unlocked; the semaphore value is simply incremented. If the value of the semaphore resulting from this operation is 0, then one of the threads blocked waiting for the semaphore will be allowed to return successfully from its call to sem_wait(3RT). If the symbol _POSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING is defined, the thread to be unblocked will be chosen in a manner appropriate to the scheduling policies and parameters in effect for the blocked threads. In the case of the schedulers SCHED_FIFO and SCHED_RR, the highest priority waiting thread will be unblocked, and if there is more than one highest priority thread blocked waiting for the semaphore, then the highest priority thread that has been waiting the longest will be unblocked. If the symbol _POSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING is not defined, the choice of a thread to unblock is unspecified. RETURN VALUES
If successful, sem_post() returns 0; otherwise it returns -1 and sets errno to indicate the error. ERRORS
The sem_post() function will fail if: EINVAL The sem argument does not refer to a valid semaphore. ENOSYS The sem_post() function is not supported by the system. EOVERFLOW The semaphore value exceeds SEM_VALUE_MAX. USAGE
The sem_post() function is reentrant with respect to signals and may be invoked from a signal-catching function. The semaphore functional- ity described on this manual page is for the POSIX (see standards(5)) threads implementation. For the documentation of the Solaris threads interface, see semaphore(3C)). EXAMPLES
See sem_wait(3RT). ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Async-Signal-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
sched_setscheduler(3RT), sem_wait(3RT), semaphore(3C), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.10 12 Feb 2003 sem_post(3RT)
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