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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for pthread_mutexattr_init (opensolaris section 3c)

pthread_mutexattr_init(3C)				   Standard C Library Functions 				pthread_mutexattr_init(3C)

NAME
pthread_mutexattr_init, pthread_mutexattr_destroy - initialize or destroy mutex attributes object
SYNOPSIS
cc -mt [ flag... ] file... -lpthread [ library... ] #include <pthread.h> int pthread_mutexattr_init(pthread_mutexattr_t *attr); int pthread_mutexattr_destroy(pthread_mutexattr_t *attr);
DESCRIPTION
The pthread_mutexattr_init() function initializes a mutex attributes object attr with the default value for all of the attributes defined by the implementation. The effect of initializing an already initialized mutex attributes object is undefined. After a mutex attributes object has been used to initialize one or more mutexes, any function affecting the attributes object (including destruction) does not affect any previously initialized mutexes. The pthread_mutexattr_destroy() function destroys a mutex attributes object; the object becomes, in effect, uninitialized. An implementa- tion may cause pthread_mutexattr_destroy() to set the object referenced by attr to an invalid value. A destroyed mutex attributes object can be re-initialized using pthread_mutexattr_init(); the results of otherwise referencing the object after it has been destroyed are undefined.
RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, pthread_mutexattr_init() and pthread_mutexattr_destroy() return 0. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error.
ERRORS
The pthread_mutexattr_init() function may fail if: ENOMEM Insufficient memory exists to initialize the mutex attributes object. The pthread_mutexattr_destroy() function may fail if: EINVAL The value specified by attr is invalid.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |MT-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
pthread_cond_init(3C), pthread_create(3C), pthread_mutex_init(3C), pthread_mutexattr_settype(3C), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.11 23 Mar 2005 pthread_mutexattr_init(3C)