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Handling Semaphores in C Programs

Jun 02, 2009, 09:03 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Sansing)

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"What I have found in programming books, including those by the late W. Richard Stevens (which I turn to most often) is usually a good start, but never the whole story. But since this is not a general programming text, I will focus on a single issue in detail. This post will cover using semaphores.

"First, a little background on locks, in case you have never used them. In *nix, process locks are implemented with the semaphore system calls. Since I use child processes that share memory, I have to implement semaphores. Threads use pthread_mutex calls, which do essentially what these functions do, and then some."

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