ck_pr_rtm man page

ck_pr_rtm_begin, ck_pr_rtm_end, ck_pr_rtm_abort, ck_pr_rtm_test ā€” restricted transactional memory

Library

Concurrency Kit (libck, -lck)

Synopsis

#include <ck_pr.h>

unsigned int
ck_pr_rtm_begin(void);

void
ck_pr_rtm_end(void);

void
ck_pr_rtm_abort(const unsigned int status);

bool
ck_pr_rtm_test(void);

Description

These family of functions implement support for restricted transactional memory, if available on the underlying platform. Currently, support is only provided for Intel Haswell and newer x86 microarchitectures that have the TSX-NI feature.

The ck_pr_rtm_begin() function returns CK_PR_RTM_STARTED if a transaction was successfully started. In case of an abort, either internal (through a ck_pr_rtm_abort) or external, program flow will return to the point which the function was called except the return value will consist of a bitmap with one or more of the following bits set:

CK_PR_RTM_EXPLICIT

Set if the transactionally was explicitly aborted through ck_pr_rtm_abort().

CK_PR_RTM_RETRY

Set if the transaction failed but can still succeed if retried.

CK_PR_RTM_CONFLICT

The transaction failed due to a conflict in one of the memory addresses that are part of the working set of the transaction.

CK_PR_RTM_CAPACITY

Set if the architecture-defined transaction size limit was exceeded.

CK_PR_RTM_DEBUG

Set if a hardware breakpoint was triggered.

CK_PR_RTM_NESTED

Set if a nested transaction failed.

The user is also able to specify a one byte abort status by calling ck_pr_rtm_abort(). This status byte can be extracted by calling the CK_PR_RTM_CODE() function with the return value of ck_pr_rtm_begin() as an argument. The return value of CK_PR_RTM_CODE() will be the value of this status byte. For additional information, please see the Intel instruction set manuals.

See Also

ck_pr_fence_load(3), ck_pr_fence_load_depends(3), ck_pr_fence_store(3), ck_pr_fence_memory(3), ck_pr_load(3), ck_pr_store(3), ck_pr_fas(3), ck_pr_faa(3), ck_pr_inc(3), ck_pr_dec(3), ck_pr_neg(3), ck_pr_not(3), ck_pr_sub(3), ck_pr_and(3), ck_pr_or(3), ck_pr_xor(3), ck_pr_add(3), ck_pr_btc(3), ck_pr_bts(3), ck_pr_btr(3)

Additional information available at http://concurrencykit.org/

Info

December 17, 2013