|SEM_DESTROY(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||SEM_DESTROY(3)|
NAMEsem_destroy - destroy an unnamed semaphore
int sem_destroy(sem_t * sem );
DESCRIPTIONsem_destroy() destroys the unnamed semaphore at the address pointed to by sem.
RETURN VALUEsem_destroy() returns 0 on success; on error, -1 is returned, and errno is set to indicate the error.
- sem is not a valid semaphore.
NOTESAn unnamed semaphore should be destroyed with sem_destroy() before the memory in which it is located is deallocated. Failure to do this can result in resource leaks on some implementations.
SEE ALSOsem_init(3), sem_post(3), sem_wait(3), sem_overview(7)
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