std::atomic_is_lock_free, ATOMIC_xxx_LOCK_FREE

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Defined in header <atomic>

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template< class Atomic >
bool atomic_is_lock_free(const volatile Atomic* obj)

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template< class Atomic >
bool atomic_is_lock_free(const Atomic* obj)

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#define ATOMIC_CHAR_LOCK_FREE     /* unspecified */

#define ATOMIC_CHAR16_T_LOCK_FREE /* unspecified */
#define ATOMIC_CHAR32_T_LOCK_FREE /* unspecified */
#define ATOMIC_WCHAR_T_LOCK_FREE  /* unspecified */
#define ATOMIC_SHORT_LOCK_FREE    /* unspecified */
#define ATOMIC_INT_LOCK_FREE      /* unspecified */
#define ATOMIC_LONG_LOCK_FREE     /* unspecified */
#define ATOMIC_LLONG_LOCK_FREE    /* unspecified */

#define ATOMIC_POINTER_LOCK_FREE  /* unspecified */

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1-2) Determines if the atomic object pointed to by obj is implemented lock-free, as if by calling obj->is_lock_free()

3) Expands to an integer constant expression with value 0 for the built-in atomic types that are never lock-free, to 1 for the built-in atomic types that are sometimes lock-free, and to 2 for the built-in atomic types that are always lock-free.



All atomic types except for std::atomic_flag may be implemented using mutexes or other locking operations, rather than using the lock-free atomic CPU instructions. Atomic types are also allowed to be sometimes lock-free, e.g. if only aligned memory accesses are naturally atomic on a given architecture, misaligned objects of the same type have to use locks. If the type is sometimes lock-free, then the function (1-2) or its member function equivalent has to be used to determine if the particular instance is lock-free.


obj - pointer to the atomic object to examine

Return value

true if *obj is a lock-free atomic, false otherwise.


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See also

Template:cpp/atomic/atomic/dcl list is lock freeTemplate:cpp/atomic/dcl list atomic flag
specializes atomic operations for std::shared_ptr
(function template)