Multithreaded Programming Guide

rwlock_init Syntax

#include <synch.h>  (or #include <thread.h>)

int rwlock_init(rwlock_t *rwlp, int type, void * 

type can be one of the following values:

Multiple threads must not initialize the same read-write lock simultaneously. Read-write locks can also be initialized by allocation in zeroed memory, in which case a type of USYNC_THREAD is assumed. A read-write lock must not be reinitialized while other threads might be using the lock.

For POSIX threads, see pthread_rwlock_init Syntax .

Initializing Read-Write Locks With Intraprocess Scope

#include <thread.h> 
rwlock_t rwlp; 
int ret; 
/* to be used within this process only */ 
ret = rwlock_init(&rwlp, USYNC_THREAD, 0); 

Initializing Read-Write Locks With Interprocess Scope

#include <thread.h> 
rwlock_t rwlp; 
int ret; 
/* to be used among all processes */ 
ret = rwlock_init(&rwlp, USYNC_PROCESS, 0);