pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np

SYNOPSIS
       #include <pthread.h>

       int pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np(pthread_rwlockattr_t *attr,
                                          int pref);
       int pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np(const pthread_rwlockattr_t *attr,
                                          int *pref);

       Compile and link with -pthread.

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

       pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np(), pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np():
           _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 500 || _POSIX_C_SOURCE >= 200809L

DESCRIPTION
       The  pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np()  function  sets  the  "lock  kind"
       attribute  of  the read-write lock attribute object referred to by attr
       to the value specified in pref.  The argument pref may be set to one of
       the following:

       PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_READER_NP
              This  is  the  default.   A thread may hold multiple read locks;
              that is, read locks are recursive.  According to The Single Unix
              Specification,  the  behavior is unspecified when a reader tries
              to place a lock, and there is no  write  lock  but  writers  are
              waiting.   Giving  preference  to  the  reader,  as  is  set  by
              PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_READER_NP, implies that  the  reader  will
              receive  the  requested  lock,  even if a writer is waiting.  As
              long as there are readers, the writer will be starved.

       PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_WRITER_NP
              This is intended as the write lock analog of PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PRE-
              FER_READER_NP.  But see BUGS.

       PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PREFER_WRITER_NONRECURSIVE_NP
              Setting  the  lock kind to this avoids writer starvation as long
              as any read locking is not done in a recursive fashion.

       The pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np() function returns the value  of  the
       lock kind attribute of the read-write lock attribute object referred to
       by attr in the pointer pref.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, these functions return 0.  Given valid  pointer  arguments,
       pthread_rwlockattr_getkind_np()    always    succeeds.     On    error,
       pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np() returns a non-zero error number.

ERRORS
       EINVAL pref specifies an unsupported value.

BUGS
       Setting  the  value  read-write  lock   kind   to   PTHREAD_RWLOCK_PRE-
       FER_WRITER_NP  results  in  the  same  behavior as setting the value to

SEE ALSO
       pthreads(7)

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