std::defer_lock, std::try_to_lock, std::adopt_lock

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constexpr std::defer_lock_t defer_lock = std::defer_lock_t();

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constexpr std::try_to_lock_t try_to_lock = std::try_to_lock_t();

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constexpr std::adopt_lock_t adopt_lock = std::adopt_lock_t();

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std::defer_lock, std::try_to_lock and std::adopt_lock are instances of empty struct tag types std::defer_lock_t, std::try_to_lock_t and std::adopt_lock_t respectively.

They are used to specify locking strategies for std::lock_guard and std::unique_lock.

Type Effect(s)
defer_lock_t do not acquire ownership of the mutex
try_to_lock_t try to acquire ownership of the mutex without blocking
adopt_lock_t assume the calling thread already has ownership of the mutex


#include <mutex>
#include <thread>
struct bank_account {
    explicit bank_account(int balance) : balance(balance) {}
    int balance;
    std::mutex m;
void transfer(bank_account &from, bank_account &to, int amount)
    // lock both mutexes without deadlock
    std::lock(from.m, to.m);
    // make sure both already-locked mutexes are unlocked at the end of scope
    std::lock_guard<std::mutex> lock1(from.m, std::adopt_lock);
    std::lock_guard<std::mutex> lock2(to.m, std::adopt_lock);
// equivalent approach:
//    std::unique_lock<std::mutex> lock1(from.m, std::defer_lock);
//    std::unique_lock<std::mutex> lock2(to.m, std::defer_lock);
//    std::lock(lock1, lock2);
    from.balance -= amount;
    to.balance += amount;
int main()
    bank_account my_account(100);
    bank_account your_account(50);
    std::thread t1(transfer, std::ref(my_account), std::ref(your_account), 10);
    std::thread t2(transfer, std::ref(your_account), std::ref(my_account), 5);

See also

Template:cpp/thread/dcl list lock tag tTemplate:cpp/thread/lock guard/dcl list constructor
constructs a unique_lock, optionally locking the supplied mutex
(public member function of std::unique_lock) [edit]