Semaphore

Inherits: Reference < Object

Category: Core

Brief Description

A synchronization Semaphore.

Methods

Error post ( )
Error wait ( )

Description

A synchronization Semaphore. Element used to synchronize multiple Threads. Initialized to zero on creation. Be careful to avoid deadlocks. For a binary version, see Mutex.

Method Descriptions

Lowers the Semaphore, allowing one more thread in. Returns OK on success, ERR_BUSY otherwise.

Tries to wait for the Semaphore, if its value is zero, blocks until non-zero. Returns OK on success, ERR_BUSY otherwise.