Prepares a complex lock for recursive use.
void lock_set_recursive (lock_addr) complex_lock_t lock_addr;
|lock_addr||Specifies the address of the lock word to be prepared for recursive use.|
The lock_set_recursive kernel service prepares the specified complex lock for recursive use. A complex lock cannot be nested until the lock_set_recursive kernel service is called for it. The calling kernel thread must hold the specified complex lock in write-exclusive mode.
When a complex lock is used recursively, the lock_done kernel service must be called once for each time that the thread is locked in order to unlock the lock.
Only the kernel thread which calls the lock_set_recursive kernel service for a lock may acquire that lock recursively.
The lock_set_recursive kernel service can be called from process environment only.
The lock_set_recursive kernel service has no return values.
The lock_set_recursive kernel service is part of the Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.
The lock_init kernel service, lock_done kernel service, lock_write kernel service, lock_clear_recursive kernel service.
Understanding Locking and Locking Kernel Services in AIX Kernel Extensions and Device Support Programming Concepts