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NAME

     lockinit, lockdestroy, lockmgr, lockmgr_args, lockmgr_args_rw,
     lockmgr_disown, lockmgr_printinfo, lockmgr_recursed, lockmgr_rw,
     lockmgr_waiters, lockstatus, lockmgr_assert - lockmgr family of functions

SYNOPSIS

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/lock.h>
     #include <sys/lockmgr.h>

     void
     lockinit(struct lock *lkp, int prio, const char *wmesg, int timo,
             int flags);

     void
     lockdestroy(struct lock *lkp);

     int
     lockmgr(struct lock *lkp, u_int flags, struct mtx *ilk);

     int
     lockmgr_args(struct lock *lkp, u_int flags, struct mtx *ilk,
             const char *wmesg, int prio, int timo);

     int
     lockmgr_args_rw(struct lock *lkp, u_int flags, struct rwlock *ilk,
             const char *wmesg, int prio, int timo);

     void
     lockmgr_disown(struct lock *lkp);

     void
     lockmgr_printinfo(struct lock *lkp);

     int
     lockmgr_recursed(struct lock *lkp);

     int
     lockmgr_rw(struct lock *lkp, u_int flags, struct rwlock *ilk);

     int
     lockmgr_waiters(struct lock *lkp);

     int
     lockstatus(struct lock *lkp);

     options INVARIANTS
     options INVARIANT_SUPPORT

     void
     lockmgr_assert(struct lock *lkp, int what);

DESCRIPTION

     The lockinit() function is used to initialize a lock.  It must be called
     before any operation can be performed on a lock.  Its arguments are:

     lkp    A pointer to the lock to initialize.

     prio   The priority passed to sleep(9).

     wmesg  The lock message.  This is used for both debugging output and
            sleep(9).

     timo   The timeout value passed to sleep(9).

     flags  The flags the lock is to be initialized with:

            LK_ADAPTIVE    Enable adaptive spinning for this lock if the
                           kernel is compiled with the ADAPTIVE_LOCKMGRS
                           option.

            LK_CANRECURSE  Allow recursive exclusive locks.

            LK_NOPROFILE   Disable lock profiling for this lock.

            LK_NOSHARE     Allow exclusive locks only.

            LK_NOWITNESS   Instruct witness(4) to ignore this lock.

            LK_NODUP       witness(4) should log messages about duplicate
                           locks being acquired.

            LK_QUIET       Disable ktr(4) logging for this lock.

            LK_TIMELOCK    Use timo during a sleep; otherwise, 0 is used.

     The lockdestroy() function is used to destroy a lock, and while it is
     called in a number of places in the kernel, it currently does nothing.

     The lockmgr() and lockmgr_rw() functions handle general locking
     functionality within the kernel, including support for shared and
     exclusive locks, and recursion.  lockmgr() and lockmgr_rw() are also able
     to upgrade and downgrade locks.

     Their arguments are:

     lkp    A pointer to the lock to manipulate.

     flags  Flags indicating what action is to be taken.

            LK_SHARED      Acquire a shared lock.  If an exclusive lock is
                           currently held, it will be downgraded.

            LK_EXCLUSIVE   Acquire an exclusive lock.  If an exclusive lock is
                           already held, and LK_CANRECURSE is not set, the
                           system will panic(9).

            LK_DOWNGRADE   Downgrade exclusive lock to a shared lock.
                           Downgrading a shared lock is not permitted.  If an
                           exclusive lock has been recursed, all references
                           will be downgraded.

            LK_UPGRADE     Upgrade a shared lock to an exclusive lock.  If
                           this call fails, the shared lock is lost.  During
                           the upgrade, the shared lock could be temporarily
                           dropped.  Attempts to upgrade an exclusive lock
                           will cause a panic(9).

            LK_RELEASE     Release the lock.  Releasing a lock that is not
                           held can cause a panic(9).

            LK_DRAIN       Wait for all activity on the lock to end, then mark
                           it decommissioned.  This is used before freeing a
                           lock that is part of a piece of memory that is
                           about to be freed.  (As documented in

            LK_SLEEPFAIL   Fail if operation has slept.

            LK_NOWAIT      Do not allow the call to sleep.  This can be used
                           to test the lock.

            LK_NOWITNESS   Skip the witness(4) checks for this instance.

            LK_CANRECURSE  Allow recursion on an exclusive lock.  For every
                           lock there must be a release.

            LK_INTERLOCK   Unlock the interlock (which should be locked
                           already).

     ilk    An interlock mutex for controlling group access to the lock.  If
            LK_INTERLOCK is specified, lockmgr() and lockmgr_rw() assume ilk
            is currently owned and not recursed, and will return it unlocked.
            See mtx_assert(9).

     The lockmgr_args() and lockmgr_args_rw() function work like lockmgr() and
     lockmgr_rw() but accepting a wmesg, timo and prio on a per-instance
     basis.  The specified values will override the default ones, but this can
     still be used passing, respectively, LK_WMESG_DEFAULT, LK_PRIO_DEFAULT
     and LK_TIMO_DEFAULT.

     The lockmgr_disown() function switches the owner from the current thread
     to be LK_KERNPROC, if the lock is already held.

     The lockmgr_printinfo() function prints debugging information about the
     lock.  It is used primarily by VOP_PRINT(9) functions.

     The lockmgr_recursed() function returns true if the lock is recursed, 0
     otherwise.

     The lockmgr_waiters() function returns true if the lock has waiters, 0
     otherwise.

     The lockstatus() function returns the status of the lock in relation to
     the current thread.

     When compiled with options INVARIANTS and options INVARIANT_SUPPORT, the
     lockmgr_assert() function tests lkp for the assertions specified in what,
     and panics if they are not met.  One of the following assertions must be
     specified:

     KA_LOCKED    Assert that the current thread has either a shared or an
                  exclusive lock on the lkp lock pointed to by the first
                  argument.

     KA_SLOCKED   Assert that the current thread has a shared lock on the lkp
                  lock pointed to by the first argument.

     KA_XLOCKED   Assert that the current thread has an exclusive lock on the
                  lkp lock pointed to by the first argument.

     KA_UNLOCKED  Assert that the current thread has no lock on the lkp lock
                  pointed to by the first argument.

     In addition, one of the following optional assertions can be used with
     either an KA_LOCKED, KA_SLOCKED, or KA_XLOCKED assertion:

     KA_RECURSED     Assert that the current thread has a recursed lock on
                     lkp.

     KA_NOTRECURSED  Assert that the current thread does not have a recursed
                     lock on lkp.

RETURN VALUES

     The lockmgr() and lockmgr_rw() functions return 0 on success and non-zero
     on failure.

     The lockstatus() function returns:

     LK_EXCLUSIVE  An exclusive lock is held by the current thread.

     LK_EXCLOTHER  An exclusive lock is held by someone other than the current
                   thread.

     LK_SHARED     A shared lock is held.

     0             The lock is not held by anyone.

ERRORS

     lockmgr() and lockmgr_rw() fail if:

     [EBUSY]            LK_FORCEUPGRADE was requested and another thread had
                        already requested a lock upgrade.

     [EBUSY]            LK_NOWAIT was set, and a sleep would have been
                        required.

     [ENOLCK]           LK_SLEEPFAIL was set and lockmgr() or lockmgr_rw() did
                        sleep.

     [EINTR]            PCATCH was set in the lock priority, and a signal was
                        delivered during a sleep.  Note the ERESTART error
                        below.

     [ERESTART]         PCATCH was set in the lock priority, a signal was
                        delivered during a sleep, and the system call is to be
                        restarted.

     [EWOULDBLOCK]      a non-zero timeout was given, and the timeout expired.

LOCKS

     If LK_INTERLOCK is passed in the flags argument to lockmgr() or
     lockmgr_rw(), the ilk must be held prior to calling lockmgr() or
     lockmgr_rw(), and will be returned unlocked.

     Upgrade attempts that fail result in the loss of the lock that is
     currently held.  Also, it is invalid to upgrade an exclusive lock, and a
     panic(9) will be the result of trying.

SEE ALSO

     condvar(9), locking(9), mutex(9), rwlock(9), sleep(9), sx(9),
     mtx_assert(9), panic(9), VOP_PRINT(9)

AUTHORS

     This manual page was written by Chad David 〈davidc@acns.ab.ca〉.