pthread_spin_lock (3p) - Linux Manuals
pthread_spin_lock: lock a spin lock object
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pthread_spin_lock, pthread_spin_trylock - lock a spin lock object (ADVANCED REALTIME THREADS)
The pthread_spin_lock() function shall lock the spin lock referenced by lock. The calling thread shall acquire the lock if it is not held by another thread. Otherwise, the thread shall spin (that is, shall not return from the pthread_spin_lock() call) until the lock becomes available. The results are undefined if the calling thread holds the lock at the time the call is made. The pthread_spin_trylock() function shall lock the spin lock referenced by lock if it is not held by any thread. Otherwise, the function shall fail.
These functions may fail if:
The value specified by lock does not refer to an initialized
spin lock object.
The pthread_spin_lock() function may fail if:
The calling thread already holds the lock.
The pthread_spin_trylock() function shall fail if:
A thread currently holds the lock.
These functions shall not return an error code of [EINTR].
Applications using this function may be subject to priority inversion, as discussed in the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, Section 3.285, Priority Inversion.
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