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SEM_GETVALUE(3)            Library Functions Manual            SEM_GETVALUE(3)

NAME
     sem_getvalue -- get the value of a semaphore

LIBRARY
     POSIX Real-time Library (librt, -lrt)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <&lt;semaphore.h>&gt;

     int
     sem_getvalue(sem_t * restrict sem, int * restrict sval);

DESCRIPTION
     The sem_getvalue() function sets the variable pointed to by sval to the
     current value of the semaphore pointed to by sem, as of the time that the
     call to sem_getvalue() is actually run.

RETURN VALUES
     The sem_getvalue() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise
     the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate
     the error.

ERRORS
     sem_getvalue() will fail if:

     [EINVAL]           sem points to an invalid semaphore.

SEE ALSO
     sem_post(3), sem_trywait(3), sem_wait(3)

STANDARDS
     sem_getvalue() conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996 (``POSIX.1'').

     The value of the semaphore is never negative, even if there are threads
     blocked on the semaphore.  POSIX is somewhat ambiguous in its wording
     with regard to what the value of the semaphore should be if there are
     blocked waiting threads, but this behavior is conformant, given the
     wording of the specification.

NetBSD 6.1.5                   January 22, 2003                   NetBSD 6.1.5