int msem_lock (
int condition );
The msem_lock() function attempts to lock a binary semaphore.
If the semaphore is not currently locked, it is locked and the msem_lock() function returns successfully.
If the semaphore is currently locked, and the condition parameter is MSEM_IF_NOWAIT, then the msem_lock() function returns with an error. If the semaphore is currently locked, and the condition parameter is 0 (zero), then msem_lock() will not return until either the calling process is able to successfully lock the semaphore, or an error condition occurs.
All calls to msem_lock() and msem_unlock() by multiple processes sharing a common msemaphore structure behave as if the calls were serialized.
If the msemaphore structure contains any value not resulting from a call to msem_init() followed by a (possibly empty) sequence of calls to msem_lock() and msem_unlock(), the results are undefined. The address of an msemaphore structure may be significant. If the msemaphore structure contains any value copied from an msemaphore structure at a different address, the result is undefined.
On successful completion, the msem_lock() function returns 0 (zero). On error, the msem_lock() function returns -1 and sets errno to indicate the error.
If the msem_lock() function fails, errno may be set to one of the following values: MSEM_IF_NOWAIT was specified and the semaphore was already locked. The sem parameter points to an msemaphore structure which specifies a semaphore which has been removed, or the condition parameter is invalid. The msem_lock() function was interrupted by a signal which was caught.
Functions: msem_init(3), msem_remove(3), msem_unlock(3) delim off