pthread_mutex_trylock()

Attempt to lock a mutex

Synopsis:

#include <pthread.h>

int pthread_mutex_trylock( pthread_mutex_t* mutex );

Arguments:

mutex
A pointer to the pthread_mutex_t object that you want to try to lock.

Library:

libc

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

Description:

The pthread_mutex_trylock() function attempts to lock the mutex mutex, but doesn't block the calling thread if the mutex is already locked.

Returns:

EOK
Success.
EAGAIN
Insufficient resources available to lock the mutex.
EBUSY
The mutex was already locked.
EINVAL
The mutex is invalid, or it has died (see SyncMutexEvent() ).

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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