Linux Blog

SDL_SemWait

Section: SDL API Reference (3)
Updated: Tue 11 Sep 2001, 23:00
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

SDL_SemWait- Lock a semaphore and suspend the thread if the semaphore value is zero.  

SYNOPSIS

#include "SDL.h" #include "SDL_thread.h"

int SDL_SemWait(SDL_sem *sem);  

DESCRIPTION

SDL_SemWait() suspends the calling thread until either the semaphore pointed to by sem has a positive value, the call is interrupted by a signal or error. If the call is successful it will atomically decrement the semaphore value.

After SDL_SemWait() is successful, the semaphore can be released and its count atomically incremented by a successful call to SDL_SemPost.  

RETURN VALUE

Returns 0 if successful or -1 if there was an error (leaving the semaphore unchanged).  

EXAMPLES

if (SDL_SemWait(my_sem) == -1) {
        return WAIT_FAILED;
}

...

SDL_SemPost(my_sem);

 

SEE ALSO

SDL_CreateSemaphore, SDL_DestroySemaphore, SDL_SemTryWait, SDL_SemWaitTimeout, SDL_SemPost, SDL_SemValue


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO




Random Man Pages:
man
groff_mom
ppt
mprotect