Manual Reference Pages  - <sys/sem.h> (P)

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CONTENTS

Name
Synopsis
Description
Application Usage
Rationale
Future Directions
See Also
Copyright

NAME

sys/sem.h - XSI semaphore facility

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/sem.h>

DESCRIPTION

The <sys/sem.h> header shall define the following constants and structures.

Semaphore operation flags:
SEM_UNDO
  Set up adjust on exit entry.

Command definitions for the semctl() function shall be provided as follows:
GETNCNT Get semncnt.
GETPID Get sempid.
GETVAL Get semval.
GETALL Get all cases of semval.
GETZCNT Get semzcnt.
SETVAL Set semval.
SETALL Set all cases of semval.

The semid_ds structure shall contain the following members:

struct ipc_perm sem_perm Operation permission structure. unsigned short sem_nsems Number of semaphores in set. time_t sem_otime Last semop () time. time_t sem_ctime Last time changed by semctl ().

The pid_t, time_t, key_t, and size_t types shall be defined as described in <sys/types.h> .

A semaphore shall be represented by an anonymous structure containing the following members:

unsigned short semval Semaphore value. pid_t sempid Process ID of last operation. unsigned short semncnt Number of processes waiting for semval to become greater than current value. unsigned short semzcnt Number of processes waiting for semval to become 0.

The sembuf structure shall contain the following members:

unsigned short sem_num Semaphore number. short sem_op Semaphore operation. short sem_flg Operation flags.

The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.

int semctl(int, int, int, ...); int semget(key_t, int, int); int semop(int, struct sembuf *, size_t);

In addition, all of the symbols from <sys/ipc.h> shall be defined when this header is included.

The following sections are informative.

APPLICATION USAGE

None.

RATIONALE

None.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.

SEE ALSO

<sys/ipc.h> , <sys/types.h> , semctl(), semget(), semop()

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


IEEE/The Open Group <sys/sem.h> (P) 2003
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