ck_epoch_barrier man page

ck_epoch_barrier ā€” block until a grace period and all callbacks have been dispatched


Concurrency Kit (libck, -lck)


#include <ck_epoch.h>

ck_epoch_barrier(ck_epoch_record_t *record);


The ck_epoch_barrier(3) function will block the caller until a grace period has been detected, according to the semantics of epoch reclamation. Any objects requiring safe memory reclamation which are logically deleted are safe for physical deletion following a call to ck_epoch_barrier(3). This function will also dispatch all callbacks associated with epoch that were previously scheduled via ck_epoch_call(3).


#include <ck_epoch.h> 
#include <ck_stack.h> 
#include <stdlib.h> 
 * epoch was previously initialized with ck_epoch_init. 
 * stack was previously initialized with ck_stack_init. 
ck_epoch_t *epoch; 
ck_stack_t *stack; 
	ck_epoch_record_t *record; 
	ck_stack_entry_t *s; 
	record = malloc(sizeof *record); 
	ck_epoch_register(&epoch, record); 
	 * We are using an epoch section here to guarantee no 
	 * nodes in the stack are deleted while we are dereferencing 
	 * them. This is needed here because there are multiple writers. 
	 * If there was only one thread popping from the this stack, 
	 * then there is no need to ck_epoch_begin/ck_epoch_end. 
	/* Logically delete an object. */ 
	s = ck_stack_pop_upmc(stack); 
	 * Wait until no threads could possibly have a reference to the 
	 * object we just popped (assume all threads are simply executing 
	 * ck_stack_pop_upmc). 
	/* It is now safe to physically delete the object. */ 

Return Values

This function has no return value.


Behavior is undefined if the object pointed to by epoch is not a valid epoch object. The object pointed to by record must have been previously registered via ck_epoch_register(3).

See Also

ck_epoch_init(3), ck_epoch_register(3), ck_epoch_unregister(3), ck_epoch_recycle(3), ck_epoch_poll(3), ck_epoch_synchronize(3), ck_epoch_reclaim(3), ck_epoch_call(3), ck_epoch_begin(3), ck_epoch_end(3)

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Referenced By

ck_epoch_begin(3), ck_epoch_call(3), ck_epoch_end(3), ck_epoch_init(3), ck_epoch_poll(3), ck_epoch_reclaim(3), ck_epoch_recycle(3), ck_epoch_register(3), ck_epoch_synchronize(3), ck_epoch_unregister(3).

September 2, 2012