sem_getvalue - get the value of a semaphore
#include <semaphore.h> int sem_getvalue(sem_t *sem, int *sval);
sem_getvalue() places the current value of the semaphore pointed to
sem into the integer pointed to by
If one or more processes or threads are blocked waiting to lock the semaphore with sem_wait(3), POSIX.1 permits two possibilities for the value returned in
sval: either 0 is returned; or a negative number whose absolute value is the count of the number of processes and threads currently blocked in sem_wait(3). Linux adopts the former behavior.
sem_getvalue() returns 0 on success; on error, -1 is returned and
errno is set to indicate the error.
sem is not a valid semaphore. (The glibc implementation currently does not check whether
sem is valid.)
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see attributes(7).
sem_post(3), sem_wait(3), sem_overview(7)
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