PR_WaitSemaphore

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Returns the value of the environment variable.

Syntax

#include <pripcsem.h>

NSPR_API(PRStatus) PR_WaitSemaphore(PRSem *sem);

Parameter

The function has the following parameter:

sem
A pointer to a PRSem structure returned from a call to PR_OpenSemaphore.

Returns

PRStatus

Description

PR_WaitSemaphore tests the value of the semaphore. If the value of the semaphore is > 0, the value of the semaphore is decremented and the function returns. If the value of the semaphore is 0, the function blocks until the value becomes > 0, then the semaphore is decremented and the function returns.

The "test and decrement" operation is performed atomically.

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