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  • Etymologically the word implies that the messages are written, but its earliest use was of appliances that depended on visual signals, such as the semaphore or optical telegraph of Claude Chappe.
  • A POSIX semaphore structure defines a single semaphore, not an array of up to twenty five semaphores.
  • For synchronization, simple locks ( a.k.a. mutexes or binary semaphores ) are provided.
  • GETVAL The system call returns the value of semval for the semnum -th semaphore of the set.
  • GETVAL The system call returns the value of semval for the semnum -th semaphore of the set.

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