ck_epoch_synchronize(3) block until a grace period has been detected


Concurrency Kit (libck, -lck)


In ck_epoch.h Ft void Fn ck_epoch_synchronize ck_epoch_t *epoch ck_epoch_record_t *record


The Fn ck_epoch_synchronize 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 Fn ck_epoch_synchronize 3 . If you require that all callbacks be dispatched, then it is suggested that you use Fn ck_epoch_barrier 3 instead or follow a call of Fn ck_epoch_synchronize 3 with Fn ck_epoch_reclaim 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.
        ck_epoch_begin(epoch, record);
        /* Logically delete an object. */
        s = ck_stack_pop_upmc(stack);
        ck_epoch_end(epoch, record);
         * 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).
        ck_epoch_synchronize(epoch, record);
        /* It is now safe to physically delete the object. */


This function has no return value.


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