- get or set process-shared attribute of read-write lock attributes object
cc –mt [ flag... ] file... –lpthread [ library... ] #include <pthread.h> int pthread_rwlockattr_getpshared( const pthread_rwlockattr_t *restrict attr, int *restrict pshared);
int pthread_rwlockattr_setpshared(pthread_rwlockattr_t *attr, int pshared);
The process-shared attribute is set to PTHREAD_PROCESS_SHARED to permit a read-write lock to be operated upon by any thread that has access to the memory where the read-write lock is allocated, even if the read-write lock is allocated in memory that is shared by multiple processes. If the process-shared attribute is PTHREAD_PROCESS_PRIVATE, the read-write lock will only be operated upon by threads created within the same process as the thread that initialised the read-write lock; if threads of differing processes attempt to operate on such a read-write lock, the behaviour is undefined. The default value of the process-shared attribute is PTHREAD_PROCESS_PRIVATE.
The pthread_rwlockattr_getpshared() function obtains the value of the process-shared attribute from the initialised attributes object referenced by attr. The pthread_rwlockattr_setpshared() function is used to set the process-shared attribute in an initialised attributes object referenced by attr.
If successful, the pthread_rwlockattr_setpshared() function returns 0. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error.
Upon successful completion, the pthread_rwlockattr_getpshared() returns 0 and stores the value of the process-shared attribute of attr into the object referenced by the pshared parameter. Otherwise an error number is returned to indicate the error.
The pthread_rwlockattr_getpshared() and pthread_rwlockattr_setpshared() functions will fail if:
The value specified by attr or pshared is invalid.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: