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IPC::Semaphore(3pm)		 Perl Programmers Reference Guide	      IPC::Semaphore(3pm)

NAME
       IPC::Semaphore - SysV Semaphore IPC object class

SYNOPSIS
	   use IPC::SysV qw(IPC_PRIVATE S_IRWXU IPC_CREAT);
	   use IPC::Semaphore;

	   $sem = new IPC::Semaphore(IPC_PRIVATE, 10, S_IRWXU | IPC_CREAT);

	   $sem->setall( (0) x 10);

	   @sem = $sem->getall;

	   $ncnt = $sem->getncnt;

	   $zcnt = $sem->getzcnt;

	   $ds = $sem->stat;

	   $sem->remove;

DESCRIPTION
       A class providing an object based interface to SysV IPC semaphores.

METHODS
       new ( KEY , NSEMS , FLAGS )
	   Create a new semaphore set associated with "KEY". "NSEMS" is the number of semaphores
	   in the set. A new set is created if

	   o   "KEY" is equal to "IPC_PRIVATE"

	   o   "KEY" does not already  have  a	semaphore  identifier associated with it, and
	       "FLAGS & IPC_CREAT" is true.

	   On creation of a new semaphore set "FLAGS" is used to set the permissions.

       getall
	   Returns the values of the semaphore set as an array.

       getncnt ( SEM )
	   Returns the number of processes waiting for the semaphore "SEM" to become greater than
	   its current value

       getpid ( SEM )
	   Returns the process id of the last process that performed an operation on the sema-
	   phore "SEM".

       getval ( SEM )
	   Returns the current value of the semaphore "SEM".

       getzcnt ( SEM )
	   Returns the number of processes waiting for the semaphore "SEM" to become zero.

       id  Returns the system identifier for the semaphore set.

       op ( OPLIST )
	   "OPLIST" is a list of operations to pass to "semop". "OPLIST" is a concatenation of
	   smaller lists, each which has three values. The first is the semaphore number, the
	   second is the operation and the last is a flags value. See semop for more details. For
	   example

	       $sem->op(
		   0, -1, IPC_NOWAIT,
		   1,  1, IPC_NOWAIT
	       );

       remove
	   Remove and destroy the semaphore set from the system.

       set ( STAT )
       set ( NAME => VALUE [, NAME => VALUE ...] )
	   "set" will set the following values of the "stat" structure associated with the sema-
	   phore set.

	       uid
	       gid
	       mode (only the permission bits)

	   "set" accepts either a stat object, as returned by the "stat" method, or a list of
	   name-value pairs.

       setall ( VALUES )
	   Sets all values in the semaphore set to those given on the "VALUES" list.  "VALUES"
	   must contain the correct number of values.

       setval ( N , VALUE )
	   Set the "N"th value in the semaphore set to "VALUE"

       stat
	   Returns an object of type "IPC::Semaphore::stat" which is a sub-class of
	   "Class::Struct". It provides the following fields. For a description of these fields
	   see your system documentation.

	       uid
	       gid
	       cuid
	       cgid
	       mode
	       ctime
	       otime
	       nsems

SEE ALSO
       IPC::SysV Class::Struct semget semctl semop

AUTHOR
       Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 1997 Graham Barr. All rights reserved.  This program is free software; you
       can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

perl v5.8.0				    2002-06-01			      IPC::Semaphore(3pm)


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