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rc = DosCreateEventSem( pszSemaphoreName,
- PSZ pszSemaphoreName (input)
- This is a pointer to the null-terminated string containing the semaphore
name. Any named semaphore is considered shared. An unnamed semaphore will
be created with pszSemaphoreName set to NULL. The name of a semaphore must
be prefixed by \SEM32\, cannot be longer than 255 characters and
must conform to the naming conventions of the file system.
- PHEV phevSemaphore (output)
- This is a pointer to the HEV that will get the handle to the new semaphore.
- ULONG ulAttributeFlags (input)
- This contains the attribute flags relevant to the creation of the semaphore.
As of this writing only one value may be set for ulAttributeFlags, it is
DC_SEM_SHARED. ulAttributeFlags is checked for this
value only if pszSemaphoreName is NULL. If ulAttributeFlags equals
DC_SEM_SHARED then the semaphore is considered an unnamed, shared semaphore.
- BOOL32 f32InitialState (input)
- This boolean flag marks the initial state of the semaphore.
- Setting TRUE (0x00000001) makes the initial state of the semaphore
owned and threads waiting on the semaphore will block.
Setting FALSE (0x00000000) makes the initial state of the semaphore
unowned and threads waiting on the semaphore will not block.
- APIRET rc
- The following values can be returned
|0||NO_ERROR||Semaphore created successfully|
|8||ERROR_NOT_ENOUGH_MEMORY||Error, Memory limit has been exceeded|
|87||ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER||Error, Unrecognized parameter|
|123||ERROR_INVALID_NAME||Error, Name in pszSemaphoreName was rejected by file system|
|285||ERROR_DUPLICATE_NAME||Error, Name in pszSemaphoreName is in use|
|290||ERROR_TOO_MANY_HANDLES||Error, System limit of 65536 semaphores has been exceeded|
DosCreateEventSem creates a system event semaphore. The
semaphore may be either private or shared and is accessable by all threads
of the calling process.
UCHAR SemName; /* Pointer to the Semaphore Name */
PHEV phevMySemaphore; /* pointer to my new semaphore handle */
ULONG ulAttribs= 0; /* Attribute flags, not used in this case */
BOOL32 f32Owned= TRUE; /* initial state of the semaphore, owned */
/* put the semaphore name in SemName */
rc = DosCreateEventSem(SemName, phevMySemaphore, ulAttribs, f32Owned);
if (rc != 0)
/* We got an error to take care of. */
/* creation was successful */
/* The semaphore may be accessed via the phevMySemaphore handle */
Joe Phillips -
Last modified June 19/1996
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