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The <sys/sem.h> header shall define the following symbolic constant for use as a semaphore operation flag:
Set up adjust on exit entry.
The <sys/sem.h> header shall define the following symbolic constants for use as commands for the semctl() function:
Get all cases of semval.
Set all cases of semval.
The <sys/sem.h> header shall define the semid_ds structure, which shall include the following members:
struct ipc_perm sem_perm Operation permission structure. unsigned short sem_nsems Number of semaphores in set. time_t sem_otime Last semop() time. time_t sem_ctime Last time changed by semctl().
The <sys/sem.h> header shall define the pid_t, size_t, and time_t types as described in <sys/types.h>.
A semaphore shall be represented by an anonymous structure, which shall include the following members:
unsigned short semval Semaphore value. pid_t sempid Process ID of last operation. unsigned short semncnt Number of processes waiting for semval to become greater than current value. unsigned short semzcnt Number of processes waiting for semval to become 0.
The <sys/sem.h> header shall define the sembuf structure, which shall include the following members:
unsigned short sem_num Semaphore number. short sem_op Semaphore operation. short sem_flg Operation flags.
The following shall be declared as functions and may also be defined as macros. Function prototypes shall be provided.
int semctl(int, int, int, ...); int semget(key_t, int, int); int semop(int, struct sembuf *, size_t);
In addition, the <sys/sem.h> header shall include the <sys/ipc.h> header.
The following sections are informative.
The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1-2017, semctl(), semget(), semop()
Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1-2017, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 7, 2018 Edition, Copyright (C) 2018 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .
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semctl(3p), semget(3p), semop(3p).