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|SEM_GETVALUE(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||SEM_GETVALUE(3)|
NAME¶sem_getvalue - get the value of a semaphore
int sem_getvalue(sem_t *sem, int *sval);
Link with -pthread.
DESCRIPTION¶sem_getvalue() places the current value of the semaphore pointed to sem into the integer pointed to by sval.
If one or more processes or threads are blocked waiting to lock the semaphore with sem_wait(3), POSIX.1 permits two possibilities for the value returned in sval: either 0 is returned; or a negative number whose absolute value is the count of the number of processes and threads currently blocked in sem_wait(3). Linux adopts the former behavior.
RETURN VALUE¶sem_getvalue() returns 0 on success; on error, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.
- sem is not a valid semaphore.
ATTRIBUTES¶For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
|sem_getvalue ()||Thread safety||MT-Safe|
CONFORMING TO¶POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008.
NOTES¶The value of the semaphore may already have changed by the time sem_getvalue() returns.
SEE ALSO¶sem_post(3), sem_wait(3), sem_overview(7)
COLOPHON¶This page is part of release 4.16 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.