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pthread_once(3)          BSD Library Functions Manual          pthread_once(3)


NAME

     pthread_once -- dynamic package initialization


SYNOPSIS

     #include <pthread.h>

     pthread_once_t once_control = PTHREAD_ONCE_INIT;

     int
     pthread_once(pthread_once_t *once_control, void (*init_routine)(void));


DESCRIPTION

     The first call to pthread_once() by any thread in a process, with a given
     once_control, will call the init_routine() with no arguments.  Subsequent
     calls to pthread_once() with the same once_control will not call the
     init_routine().  On return from pthread_once(), it is guaranteed that
     init_routine() has completed.  The once_control parameter is used to
     determine whether the associated initialization routine has been called.

     The function pthread_once() is not a cancellation point.  However, if
     init_routine() is a cancellation point and is cancelled, the effect on
     once_control is as if pthread_once() was never called.

     The constant PTHREAD_ONCE_INIT is defined by header <pthread.h>.

     The behavior of pthread_once() is undefined if once_control has automatic
     storage duration or is not initialized by PTHREAD_ONCE_INIT.


RETURN VALUES

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


ERRORS

     None.


STANDARDS

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

BSD                              April 4, 1996                             BSD

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