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typedef struct apr_global_mutex_t apr_global_mutex_t


apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_create (apr_global_mutex_t **mutex, const char *fname, apr_lockmech_e mech, apr_pool_t *pool)
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_child_init (apr_global_mutex_t **mutex, const char *fname, apr_pool_t *pool)
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_lock (apr_global_mutex_t *mutex)
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_trylock (apr_global_mutex_t *mutex)
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_unlock (apr_global_mutex_t *mutex)
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_destroy (apr_global_mutex_t *mutex)
const char * apr_global_mutex_lockfile (apr_global_mutex_t *mutex)
const char * apr_global_mutex_name (apr_global_mutex_t *mutex)
apr_pool_tapr_global_mutex_pool_get (const apr_global_mutex_t *theglobal_mutex)

Typedef Documentation

Opaque global mutex structure.

Function Documentation

apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_child_init ( apr_global_mutex_t **  mutex,
const char *  fname,
apr_pool_t pool 

Re-open a mutex in a child process.

mutexThe newly re-opened mutex structure.
fnameA file name to use if the mutex mechanism requires one. This argument should always be provided. The mutex code itself will determine if it should be used. This filename should be the same one that was passed to apr_global_mutex_create().
poolThe pool to operate on.
This function must be called to maintain portability, even if the underlying lock mechanism does not require it.
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_create ( apr_global_mutex_t **  mutex,
const char *  fname,
apr_lockmech_e  mech,
apr_pool_t pool 

Create and initialize a mutex that can be used to synchronize both processes and threads. Note: There is considerable overhead in using this API if only cross-process or cross-thread mutual exclusion is required. See apr_proc_mutex.h and apr_thread_mutex.h for more specialized lock routines.

mutexthe memory address where the newly created mutex will be stored.
fnameA file name to use if the lock mechanism requires one. This argument should always be provided. The lock code itself will determine if it should be used.
mechThe mechanism to use for the interprocess lock, if any; one of
            APR_LOCK_DEFAULT     pick the default mechanism for the platform
poolthe pool from which to allocate the mutex.
Check APR_HAS_foo_SERIALIZE defines to see if the platform supports APR_LOCK_foo. Only APR_LOCK_DEFAULT is portable.
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_destroy ( apr_global_mutex_t mutex)

Destroy the mutex and free the memory associated with the lock.

mutexthe mutex to destroy.
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_lock ( apr_global_mutex_t mutex)

Acquire the lock for the given mutex. If the mutex is already locked, the current thread will be put to sleep until the lock becomes available.

mutexthe mutex on which to acquire the lock.
const char* apr_global_mutex_lockfile ( apr_global_mutex_t mutex)

Return the name of the lockfile for the mutex, or NULL if the mutex doesn't use a lock file

const char* apr_global_mutex_name ( apr_global_mutex_t mutex)

Display the name of the mutex, as it relates to the actual method used for the underlying apr_proc_mutex_t, if any. NULL is returned if there is no underlying apr_proc_mutex_t.

mutexthe name of the mutex
apr_pool_t* apr_global_mutex_pool_get ( const apr_global_mutex_t theglobal_mutex)

Get the pool used by this global_mutex.

apr_pool_t the pool
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_trylock ( apr_global_mutex_t mutex)

Attempt to acquire the lock for the given mutex. If the mutex has already been acquired, the call returns immediately with APR_EBUSY. Note: it is important that the APR_STATUS_IS_EBUSY(s) macro be used to determine if the return value was APR_EBUSY, for portability reasons.

mutexthe mutex on which to attempt the lock acquiring.
apr_status_t apr_global_mutex_unlock ( apr_global_mutex_t mutex)

Release the lock for the given mutex.

mutexthe mutex from which to release the lock.
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