pthread_barrier_wait(3p) — Linux manual page



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NAME         top

       pthread_barrier_wait — synchronize at a barrier

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <pthread.h>

       int pthread_barrier_wait(pthread_barrier_t *barrier);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The pthread_barrier_wait() function shall synchronize participating
       threads at the barrier referenced by barrier.  The calling thread
       shall block until the required number of threads have called
       pthread_barrier_wait() specifying the barrier.

       When the required number of threads have called
       pthread_barrier_wait() specifying the barrier, the constant
       PTHREAD_BARRIER_SERIAL_THREAD shall be returned to one unspecified
       thread and zero shall be returned to each of the remaining threads.
       At this point, the barrier shall be reset to the state it had as a
       result of the most recent pthread_barrier_init() function that
       referenced it.

       The constant PTHREAD_BARRIER_SERIAL_THREAD is defined in <pthread.h>
       and its value shall be distinct from any other value returned by

       The results are undefined if this function is called with an
       uninitialized barrier.

       If a signal is delivered to a thread blocked on a barrier, upon
       return from the signal handler the thread shall resume waiting at the
       barrier if the barrier wait has not completed (that is, if the
       required number of threads have not arrived at the barrier during the
       execution of the signal handler); otherwise, the thread shall
       continue as normal from the completed barrier wait. Until the thread
       in the signal handler returns from it, it is unspecified whether
       other threads may proceed past the barrier once they have all reached

       A thread that has blocked on a barrier shall not prevent any
       unblocked thread that is eligible to use the same processing
       resources from eventually making forward progress in its execution.
       Eligibility for processing resources shall be determined by the
       scheduling policy.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Upon successful completion, the pthread_barrier_wait() function shall
       return PTHREAD_BARRIER_SERIAL_THREAD for a single (arbitrary) thread
       synchronized at the barrier and zero for each of the other threads.
       Otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.

ERRORS         top

       This function shall not return an error code of [EINTR].

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES         top



       Applications using this function may be subject to priority
       inversion, as discussed in the Base Definitions volume of
       POSIX.1‐2008, Section 3.287, Priority Inversion.

RATIONALE         top

       If an implementation detects that the value specified by the barrier
       argument to pthread_barrier_wait() does not refer to an initialized
       barrier object, it is recommended that the function should fail and
       report an [EINVAL] error.



SEE ALSO         top


       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Section 3.287, Priority
       Inversion, Section 4.11, Memory Synchronization, pthread.h(0p)

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