Executes a routine exactly once in a process.
Threads Library (libpthreads.a)
int pthread_once (pthread_once_t *once_control, void (*init_routine)(void));
pthread_once_t once_control = PTHREAD_ONCE_INIT;
The pthread_once subroutine executes the routine init_routine exactly once in a process. The first call to this subroutine by any thread in the process executes the given routine, without parameters. Any subsequent call will have no effect.
The init_routine routine is typically an initialization routine. Multiple initializations can be handled by multiple instances of pthread_once_t structures. This subroutine is useful when a unique initialization has to be done by one thread among many. It reduces synchronization requirements.
Note: The pthread.h header file must be the first included file of each source file using the threads library. Otherwise, the -D_THREAD_SAFE compilation flag should be used, or the cc_r compiler used. In this case, the flag is automatically set.
|once_block||Points to a synchronization control structure. This structure has to be initialized by the static initializer macro PTHREAD_ONCE_INIT.|
|init_routine||Points to the routine to be executed.|
Upon successful completion, pthread_once returns zero. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error.
No errors are defined. The pthread_once function will not return an error code of EINTR.
This subroutine is part of the Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.
The pthread_create (pthread_create Subroutine) subroutine, pthread.h file, PTHREAD_ONCE_INIT (PTHREAD_ONCE_INIT Macro) macro.
One Time Initializations in AIX 5L Version 5.1 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs.
Threads Library Quick Reference in AIX 5L Version 5.1 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs.