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--- get and set the priority ceiling of a mutex
int pthread_mutex_getprioceiling(const pthread_mutex_t *restrict mutex,
int *restrict prioceiling);
int pthread_mutex_setprioceiling(pthread_mutex_t *restrict mutex,
int prioceiling, int *restrict old_ceiling);
function shall return the current priority ceiling of the mutex.
function shall attempt to lock the mutex as if by a call to
except that the process of locking the mutex need not adhere to the
priority protect protocol. On acquiring the mutex it shall change the
mutex's priority ceiling and then release the mutex as if by a call to
When the change is successful, the previous value of the priority ceiling
shall be returned in
function fails, the mutex priority ceiling shall not be changed.
If successful, the
functions shall return zero; otherwise, an error number shall be
returned to indicate the error.
These functions shall fail if:
The protocol attribute of
The implementation requires appropriate privileges to perform the
operation and the caller does not have appropriate privileges.
function shall fail if:
The mutex could not be acquired because the maximum number of recursive
has been exceeded.
The mutex type is PTHREAD_MUTEX_ERRORCHECK and the current
thread already owns the mutex.
The mutex was created with the protocol attribute having the value
PTHREAD_PRIO_PROTECT and the calling thread's priority is higher than
the mutex's current priority ceiling, and the implementation adheres to
the priority protect protocol in the process of locking the mutex.
The mutex is a robust mutex and the state protected by the mutex is
The mutex is a robust mutex and the process containing the previous
owning thread terminated while holding the mutex lock. The mutex lock
shall be acquired by the calling thread and it is up to the new owner
to make the state consistent (see
function may fail if:
A deadlock condition was detected.
The priority requested by
is out of range.
The mutex is a robust mutex and the previous owning thread terminated
while holding the mutex lock. The mutex lock shall be acquired by the
calling thread and it is up to the new owner to make the state
These functions shall not return an error code of
The following sections are informative.
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1-2008,
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form
from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
-- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base
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