ck_pr_fence_memory(3) Library Functions Manual ck_pr_fence_memory(3)

ck_pr_fence_memoryenforce partial ordering of all memory operations

Concurrency Kit (libck, -lck)

#include <ck_pr.h>



The (3) function enforces the ordering of any memory operations with respect to the invocation of the function. This function always serves as an implicit compiler barrier. Achitectures implementing CK_MD_TSO do not emit a barrier, but compiler barrier semantics remain. Architectures implementing CK_MD_PSO and CK_MD_RMO always emit an instructions which provides the specified ordering guarantees. To force the unconditional emission of a memory fence, use ().

#include <ck_pr.h>

static int a = 0;
static int b;
static int c;
static int d;

	int snapshot_a;

	ck_pr_store_int(&b, 1);
	snapshot_a = ck_pr_load_int(&a);

	 * Make sure previous memory operations are
	 * ordered with respect to memory operations
	 * following the ck_pr_fence_memory.

	ck_pr_store_int(&d, 3);
	ck_pr_store_int(&c, 2);


This function has no return value.

ck_pr_stall(3), ck_pr_fence_atomic(3), ck_pr_fence_atomic_store(3), ck_pr_fence_atomic_load(3), ck_pr_fence_load(3), ck_pr_fence_load_depends(3), ck_pr_fence_store(3), ck_pr_barrier(3), ck_pr_fas(3), ck_pr_load(3), ck_pr_store(3), ck_pr_faa(3), ck_pr_inc(3), ck_pr_dec(3), ck_pr_neg(3), ck_pr_not(3), ck_pr_add(3), ck_pr_sub(3), ck_pr_and(3), ck_pr_or(3), ck_pr_xor(3), ck_pr_cas(3), ck_pr_btc(3), ck_pr_bts(3), ck_pr_btr(3)

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April 7, 2013