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pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock -- acquire a read-write lock for reading or give up after a specified period


POSIX Threads Library (libpthread, -lpthread)


#include <pthread.h> int pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock(pthread_rwlock_t * restrict rwlock, const struct timespec * restrict abs_timeout);


This function acquires a read lock on the read-write lock rwlock. However, if the lock cannot be acquired without waiting for another thread to unlock the lock, this wait shall be terminated when abs_timeout expires. A thread may hold multiple concurrent read locks. The pthread_rwlock_unlock(3) function must be called once for each lock acquired. If the thread should be interrupted by a signal, the pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function will be automatically restarted after the thread returns from the signal handler. The calling thread may deadlock if at the time the call is made it holds a write lock on rwlock. The results are undefined if this function is called with an uninitialized read-write lock.


To prevent writer starvation, writers are favored over readers.


If successful, the pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function will return zero. Otherwise, an error number will be returned to indicate the error. This function shall not return an error code of EINTR.


The pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function will fail if: [ETIMEDOUT] The lock could not be acquired before the specified timeout expired. The pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function may fail if: [EAGAIN] The read lock could not be acquired because the maximum number of read locks for rwlock would be exceeded. [EDEADLK] The calling thread already holds a write lock on rwlock. [EINVAL] The value specified by rwlock does not refer to an initialized read-write lock object, or the abs_timeout nanosecond value is less than zero or greater than or equal to 1 billion.


pthread_rwlock_init(3), pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock(3), pthread_rwlock_unlock(3)


The pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function is expected to conform to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 (``POSIX.1'').


The pthread_rwlock_timedrdlock() function first appeared in FreeBSD 5.2. DragonFly 5.1 February 22, 2018 DragonFly 5.1

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