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Notifies a condition variable of a change in its associated monitored data.


#include <prcvar.h>

PRStatus PR_NotifyCondVar(PRCondVar *cvar);


PR_NotifyCondVar has one parameter:

The condition variable to notify.


The function returns one of the following values:

  • If successful, PR_SUCCESS.
  • If unsuccessful (for example, if the caller has not locked the lock associated with the condition variable), PR_FAILURE.


The calling thread must hold the lock that protects the condition, as well as the invariants that are tightly bound to the condition.

Notification of a condition variable signals a change of state in some monitored data. When the notification occurs, the runtime promotes a thread that is waiting on the condition variable to a ready state. If more than one thread is waiting, the selection of which thread gets promoted cannot be predicted. This implies that all threads waiting on a single condition variable must have the same semantics. If no thread is waiting on the condition variable, the notify operation is a no-op.

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