Initialize a condition variable
#include <pthread.h> pthread_cond_t cond = PTHREAD_COND_INITIALIZER; int pthread_cond_init( pthread_cond_t *cond, const pthread_condattr_t *attr );
- A pointer to the pthread_cond_t object that you want to initialize.
- NULL, or a pointer to a pthread_condattr_t object that specifies the attributes that you want to use for the condvar. For more information, see pthread_condattr_init() .
Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.
The pthread_cond_init() function initializes the condition variable cond with the attributes in the condition variable attribute object attr. If attr is NULL, cond is initialized with the default values for the attributes.
You should allocate synchronization objects only in normal memory mappings. On certain processors, atomic operations such as calls to pthread_mutex_lock() will cause a fault if the control structure is allocated in uncached memory.
If the condition variable is statically allocated, you can initialize it with the default attribute values by assigning to it the macro PTHREAD_COND_INITIALIZER.
Condition variables have at least the following attributes defined:
- The condition variable can only be accessed by threads created within the same process as the thread that initialized the condition variable.
- Any thread that has access to the memory where the condition variable is allocated can access the condition variable.
- All kernel synchronization objects are in use.
- The cond argument pointer to a previously initialized condition variable that hasn't been destroyed.
- A fault occurred when the kernel tried to access cond or attr.
- The value specified by cond is invalid.
- There wasn't enough memory to initialize the condvar.
Last modified: 2013-12-23