A node that is an unbounded buffer of messages. Messages are forwarded in arbitrary order.

// Defined in header <tbb/flow_graph.h>

namespace tbb {
namespace flow {

    template< typename T>
    class buffer_node : public graph_node, public receiver<T>, public sender<T> {
        explicit buffer_node( graph &g );
        buffer_node( const buffer_node &src );

        bool try_put( const T &v );
        bool try_get( T &v );

} // namespace flow
} // namespace tbb


  • The type T shall meet the CopyConstructible requirements from [copyconstructible] ISO C++ Standard sections.

buffer_node is a graph_node, receiver<T> and sender<T>.

buffer_node has a buffering and single-push properties.

buffer_node forwards messages in arbitrary order to a single successor in its successor set.

Member functions

explicit buffer_node(graph &g)

Constructs an empty buffer_node that belongs to the graph g.

explicit buffer_node(const buffer_node &src)

Constructs an empty buffer_node. The buffered value and list of successors is not copied from src.

bool try_put(const T &v)

Adds v to the buffer. If v is the only item in the buffer, a task is also spawned to forward the item to a successor.

Returns: true

bool try_get(T &v)

Returns: true if an item can be removed from the buffer and assigned to v. Returns false if there is no non-reserved item currently in the buffer.