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atomic_op(2)							  atomic_op(2)

Name
       atomic_op - perform test and set operation.

Syntax
       #include <sys/lock.h>

       int atomic_op(op, addr)
       int op;
       int *addr;

Arguments
       op	      This  argument  is the operation type.  If the operation
		      type is ATOMIC_SET, this call specifies the test and set
		      operation	 on  location  addr.  If the operation type is
		      ATOMIC_CLEAR, this call specifies the clear operation on
		      location addr.

       addr	      This is the target address of the operation.

Description
       The call provides test and set operation at a user address.

       For  RISC  systems,  is	executed as a system call.  For VAX systems, a
       system call is not executed for this library function.

Return Values
       If the atomic_op operation succeeds, then 0 is returned.	  Otherwise  a
       -1 is returned, and a more specific error code is stored in errno.

Diagnostics
       [EBUSY]	      The location specified by addr is already set.

       [EINVAL]	      The op is not a valid operation type.

       [EACCES]	      The address specified in addr is not write accessible.

       [EALIGN]	      The addr is not on an integer boundary.

								  atomic_op(2)
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