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NAME

     pthread_mutex_lock -- lock a mutex


SYNOPSIS

     #include <pthread.h>

     int
     pthread_mutex_lock(pthread_mutex_t *mutex);


DESCRIPTION

     The pthread_mutex_lock() function locks mutex.  If the mutex is already
     locked, the calling thread will block until the mutex becomes available.


RETURN VALUES

     If successful, pthread_mutex_lock() will return zero.  Otherwise, an
     error number will be returned to indicate the error.


ERRORS

     pthread_mutex_lock() will fail if:

     [EDEADLK]          A deadlock would occur if the thread blocked waiting
                        for mutex.

     [EINVAL]           The value specified by mutex is invalid.


SEE ALSO

     pthread_mutex_destroy(3), pthread_mutex_init(3),
     pthread_mutex_trylock(3), pthread_mutex_unlock(3)


STANDARDS

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

BSD                              July 30, 1998                             BSD

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