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Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 5:20 pm
by m59noob
Could someone recommend specific resources and tutorials to read up on mutexes? I have never touched mutexes and am trying to understand the function InitInterfaceLocks() called by MainServer():

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void InitInterfaceLocks()
   muxServer = MutexCreate();

   quit = False;


Mutex MutexCreate()
    return CreateMutex(NULL, FALSE, NULL);

void InitializeCriticalSection(CRITICAL_SECTION *m)
  pthread_mutexattr_t attr;
  pthread_mutexattr_settype(&attr, PTHREAD_MUTEX_RECURSIVE);

  pthread_mutex_init(m, &attr);

Re: Mutexes

Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 8:49 pm
by EvilSibhod
A mutex is a flag used to prevent simultaneous access to resources.

While I could make up an analogy, there are plenty of examples here: many of which have good discussions and further reading details. ... is-a-mutex