Perl 5 version 16.1 documentation
- semop KEY,OPSTRING
Calls the System V IPC function semop(2) for semaphore operations such as signalling and waiting. OPSTRING must be a packed array of semop structures. Each semop structure can be generated with
pack("s!3", $semnum, $semop, $semflag). The length of OPSTRING implies the number of semaphore operations. Returns true if successful, false on error. As an example, the following code waits on semaphore $semnum of semaphore id $semid:
To signal the semaphore, replace
1. See also SysV IPC in perlipc,
Portability issues: semop in perlport.