pthread_mutex_destroy()

Destroy a mutex

Synopsis:

#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_mutex_destroy( pthread_mutex_t* mutex );

Arguments:

mutex
A pointer to the pthread_mutex_t object that you want to destroy.

Library:

libc

Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.

Description:

The pthread_mutex_destroy() function destroys the unlocked mutex mutex.

You can destroy a locked mutex only if you're the owner of that mutex.

Once you've destroyed a mutex, don't reuse it without reinitializing it by calling pthread_mutex_init() .

Returns:

EOK
Success.
EBUSY
The mutex is locked by another thread.
EINVAL
Invalid mutex mutex.

Classification:

POSIX 1003.1 THR

Safety:  
Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2013-12-23

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