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Manual Reference Pages  -  PTHREAD_MUTEX_INIT (3)

NAME

pthread_mutex_init - create a mutex

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also
Standards

LIBRARY


.Lb libpthread

SYNOPSIS


.In pthread.h int pthread_mutex_init pthread_mutex_t *mutex const pthread_mutexattr_t *attr

DESCRIPTION

The pthread_mutex_init function creates a new mutex, with attributes specified with attr. If attr is NULL the default attributes are used.

RETURN VALUES

If successful, pthread_mutex_init will return zero and put the new mutex id into mutex, otherwise an error number will be returned to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The pthread_mutex_init function will fail if:
[EINVAL]
  The value specified by attr is invalid.
[ENOMEM]
  The process cannot allocate enough memory to create another mutex.

SEE ALSO

pthread_mutexattr(3), pthread_mutex_destroy(3), pthread_mutex_lock(3), pthread_mutex_trylock(3), pthread_mutex_unlock(3)

STANDARDS

The pthread_mutex_init function conforms to -p1003.1-96.
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