queuing_mutex Class

Summary

Class that models Mutex Concept that is fair and scalable.

Syntax

class queuing_mutex;

Description

A queuing_mutex models the Mutex Concept. A queuing_mutex is scalable, in the sense that if a thread has to wait to acquire the mutex, it spins on its own local cache line. A queuing_mutex is fair. Threads acquire a lock on a mutex in the order that they request it. A queuing_mutex is not recursive.

The current implementation does busy-waiting, so using a queuing_mutex may degrade system performance if the wait is long.

Members

See Mutex Concept.

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