problem with sem_wait() please help

Discussion in 'C' started by tina.singh1985, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. tina.singh1985

    tina.singh1985 New Member

    Jun 1, 2009
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    I am using semaphores and have initialised semaphores called PM_Full and PM_Empty like:

    sem_t PM_Empty[MAX_NOOF_BUFFERS];
    sem_t PM_Full[MAX_NOOF_BUFFERS];


    for(i = 0; i < MAX_NOOF_BUFFERS; i++)
    sem_init(&PM_Empty, 0, 1); //will be shared bet. threads,but cannot be shared bet. processes /*PM Buffers as empty*/
    sem_init(&PM_Full, 0, 0);
    Desc_Buffer = NULL;
    Valid_Data = 0;

    Also we have initialised:

    short int siBuffer_Select = 0;

    And after few value changes finally we have:

    sem_wait(&PM_Empty[siBuffer_Select]); /*check for the next buffer is empty or not*/

    (here the value of siBuffer_Select is 0)

    But this statement does not work, and the code hangs here giving a "segmentation fault" without any description.

    Kindly suggest what might be causing the error.


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