PTHREAD_RWLOCK_TIMEDWRLOCK(POSIX Programmer's MaPTHREAD_RWLOCK_TIMEDWRLOCK(3P)PROLOG
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NAMEpthread_rwlock_timedwrlock — lock a read-write lock for writing
int pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock(pthread_rwlock_t *restrict rwlock,
const struct timespec *restrict abstime);
The pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock() function shall apply a write lock to
the read-write lock referenced by rwlock as in the
pthread_rwlock_wrlock() function. However, if the lock cannot be
acquired without waiting for other threads to unlock the lock, this
wait shall be terminated when the specified timeout expires. The time‐
out shall expire when the absolute time specified by abstime passes, as
measured by the clock on which timeouts are based (that is, when the
value of that clock equals or exceeds abstime), or if the absolute time
specified by abstime has already been passed at the time of the call.
The timeout shall be based on the CLOCK_REALTIME clock. The resolution
of the timeout shall be the resolution of the CLOCK_REALTIME clock. The
timespec data type is defined in the <time.h> header. Under no circum‐
stances shall the function fail with a timeout if the lock can be
acquired immediately. The validity of the abstime parameter need not be
checked if the lock can be immediately acquired.
If a signal that causes a signal handler to be executed is delivered to
a thread blocked on a read-write lock via a call to
pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock(), upon return from the signal handler the
thread shall resume waiting for the lock as if it was not interrupted.
The calling thread may deadlock if at the time the call is made it
holds the read-write lock. The results are undefined if this function
is called with an uninitialized read-write lock.
The pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock() function shall return zero if the lock
for writing on the read-write lock object referenced by rwlock is
acquired. Otherwise, an error number shall be returned to indicate the
The pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock() function shall fail if:
The lock could not be acquired before the specified timeout
The pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock() function may fail if:
A deadlock condition was detected or the calling thread already
holds the rwlock.
EINVAL The abstime nanosecond value is less than zero or greater than
or equal to 1000 million.
This function shall not return an error code of [EINTR].
The following sections are informative.
Applications using this function may be subject to priority inversion,
as discussed in the Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Section
3.287, Priority Inversion.
If an implementation detects that the value specified by the rwlock
argument to pthread_rwlock_timedwrlock() does not refer to an initial‐
ized read-write lock object, it is recommended that the function should
fail and report an [EINVAL] error.
SEE ALSOpthread_rwlock_destroy(), pthread_rwlock_rdlock(), pthread_rwlock_time‐
drdlock(), pthread_rwlock_trywrlock(), pthread_rwlock_unlock()
The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, Section 3.287, Priority
Inversion, Section 4.11, Memory Synchronization, <pthread.h>, <time.h>
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from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013 Edition, Standard for Information Technology
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