PTHREAD_SPIN_LOCK(3)      Linux Programmer's Manual     PTHREAD_SPIN_LOCK(3)

NAME         top

       pthread_spin_lock,  pthread_spin_trylock,  pthread_spin_unlock - lock
       and unlock a spin lock

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pthread.h>

       int pthread_spin_lock(pthread_spinlock_t *lock);
       int pthread_spin_trylock(pthread_spinlock_t *lock);
       int pthread_spin_unlock(pthread_spinlock_t *lock);

       Compile and link with -pthread.

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       pthread_spin_lock(), pthread_spin_trylock():
           _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200112L

DESCRIPTION         top

       The pthread_spin_lock() function locks the spin lock referred to by
       lock.  If the spin lock is currently unlocked, the calling thread
       acquires the lock immediately.  If the spin lock is currently locked
       by another thread, the calling thread spins, testing the lock until
       it becomes available, at which point the calling thread acquires the

       Calling pthread_spin_lock() on a lock that is already held by the
       caller or a lock that has not been initialized with
       pthread_spin_init(3) results in undefined behavior.

       The pthread_spin_trylock() function is like pthread_spin_lock(),
       except that if the spin lock referred to by lock is currently locked,
       then, instead of spinning, the call returns immediately with the
       error EBUSY.

       The pthread_spin_unlock() function unlocks the spin lock referred to
       lock.  If any threads are spinning on the lock, one of those threads
       will then acquire the lock.

       Calling pthread_spin_unlock() on a lock that is not held by the
       caller results in undefined behavior.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, these functions return zero.  On failure, they return an
       error number.

ERRORS         top

       pthread_spin_lock() may fail with the following errors:

              The system detected a deadlock condition.

       pthread_spin_trylock() fails with the following errors:

       EBUSY  The spin lock is currently locked by another thread.

VERSIONS         top

       These functions first appeared in glibc in version 2.2.

CONFORMING TO         top


NOTES         top

       Applying any of the functions described on this page to an
       uninitialized spin lock results in undefined behavior.

       Carefully read NOTES in pthread_spin_init(3).

SEE ALSO         top

       pthread_spin_destroy(3), pthread_spin_init(3), pthreads(7)

COLOPHON         top

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