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at July 20, 2016 16:10 by msicode

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#include <pthread.h>

    //this is our lock and we use it to lock and unlock our mutex when shared data is accessed.
    pthread_mutex_t lock = PTHREAD_MUTEX_INITIALIZER

    //the signature of the thread function always looks like this.
    void* thread_function(void* arg)

    //before accessing the shared resource


    //do something access your shared resource




    //creating and calling threads

    int main()

    pthread_t threads[3];
    pthread_create(threads[0], NULL, &thread_function, void *arg);
    pthread_create(threads[1], NULL, &thread_function, void *arg);
    pthread_create(threads[2], NULL, &thread_function, void *arg);

    //join the threads, join call waits for all threads to finish
    int i;

    for(i = 0; i < 3; i++)
    pthread_join(threads[i], NULL);

    //after you are finish you should always destroy the thread


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These are the basic commands to use Mutex Threads in C

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Mutex Threads with C

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