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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pthread_mutex_lock -- lock a mutex

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Reentrant C Library (libc_r, -lc_r)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <pthread.h>

     pthread_mutex_lock(pthread_mutex_t *mutex);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pthread_mutex_lock() function locks mutex.  If the mutex is already
     locked, the calling thread will block until the mutex becomes available.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     If successful, pthread_mutex_lock() will return zero, otherwise an error
     number will be returned to indicate the error.

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pthread_mutex_lock() function will fail if:

     [EINVAL]		The value specified by mutex is invalid.

     [EDEADLK]		A deadlock would occur if the thread blocked waiting
			for mutex.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     pthread_mutex_destroy(3), pthread_mutex_init(3),
     pthread_mutex_trylock(3), pthread_mutex_unlock(3)

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pthread_mutex_lock() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 July 30, 1998			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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