pthread_spin_destroy, pthread_spin_init - destroy or initialize a spin lock object
int pthread_spin_destroy(pthread_spinlock_t *lock);
int pthread_spin_init(pthread_spinlock_t *lock, int pshared);
The pthread_spin_destroy() function shall destroy the spin lock referenced by lock and release any resources used by the lock. The effect of subsequent use of the lock is undefined until the lock is reinitialized by another call to pthread_spin_init(). The results are undefined if pthread_spin_destroy() is called when a thread holds the lock, or if this function is called with an uninitialized thread spin lock.
The pthread_spin_init() function shall allocate any resources required to use the spin lock referenced by lock and initialize the lock to an unlocked state.
[TSH] If the Thread Process-Shared Synchronization option is supported and the value of pshared is PTHREAD_PROCESS_SHARED, the implementation shall permit the spin lock to be operated upon by any thread that has access to the memory where the spin lock is allocated, even if it is allocated in memory that is shared by multiple processes.
See Synchronization Object Copies and Alternative Mappings for further requirements.
The results are undefined if pthread_spin_init() is called specifying an already initialized spin lock. The results are undefined if a spin lock is used without first being initialized.
If the pthread_spin_init() function fails, the lock is not initialized and the contents of lock are undefined.
Only the object referenced by lock may be used for performing synchronization.
The result of referring to copies of that object in calls to pthread_spin_destroy(), pthread_spin_lock(), pthread_spin_trylock(), or pthread_spin_unlock() is undefined.
Upon successful completion, these functions shall return zero; otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the error.
The pthread_spin_init() function shall fail if:
- The system lacks the necessary resources to initialize another spin lock.
- Insufficient memory exists to initialize the lock.
These functions shall not return an error code of [EINTR].
If an implementation detects that the value specified by the lock argument to pthread_spin_destroy() does not refer to an initialized spin lock object, it is recommended that the function should fail and report an [EINVAL] error.
If an implementation detects that the value specified by the lock argument to pthread_spin_destroy() or pthread_spin_init() refers to a locked spin lock object, or detects that the value specified by the lock argument to pthread_spin_init() refers to an already initialized spin lock object, it is recommended that the function should fail and report an [EBUSY] error.
First released in Issue 6. Derived from IEEE Std 1003.1j-2000.
In the SYNOPSIS, the inclusion of <sys/types.h> is no longer required.
The pthread_spin_destroy() and pthread_spin_init() functions are moved from the Spin Locks option to the Base.
The [EINVAL] error for an uninitialized spin lock object is removed; this condition results in undefined behavior.
The [EBUSY] error for a locked spin lock object or an already initialized spin lock object is removed; this condition results in undefined behavior.
POSIX.1-2008, Technical Corrigendum 2, XSH/TC2-2008/0297  is applied.
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