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template< class Clock, class Duration >
bool try_lock_until( const std::chrono::time_point<Clock,Duration>& timeout_time );
(since C++11)

Tries to lock the mutex. Blocks until specified timeout_time has been reached or the lock is acquired, whichever comes first. On successful lock acquisition returns true, otherwise returns false.

If timeout_time has already passed, this function behaves like try_lock().

The clock tied to timeout_time is used, which means that adjustments of the clock are taken into account. Thus, the maximum duration of the block might, but might not, be less or more than timeout_time - Clock::now() at the time of the call, depending on the direction of the adjustment. The function also may block for longer than until after timeout_time has been reached due to scheduling or resource contention delays.

As with try_lock(), this function is allowed to fail spuriously and return false even if the mutex was not locked by any other thread at some point before timeout_time.

Prior unlock() operation on the same mutex synchronizes-with (as defined in std::memory_order) this operation if it returns true.

If try_lock_until is called by a thread that already owns the mutex, the behavior is undefined.


[edit] Parameters

timeout_time - maximum time point to block until

[edit] Return value

true if the lock was acquired successfully, otherwise false.

[edit] Exceptions

Any exception thrown by clock, time_point, or duration during the execution (clocks, time points, and durations provided by the standard library never throw)

[edit] Example

This example shows a 10 seconds block

#include <thread>
#include <iostream>
#include <chrono>
#include <mutex>
std::timed_mutex test_mutex;
void f()
    auto now=std::chrono::steady_clock::now();
    test_mutex.try_lock_until(now + std::chrono::seconds(10));
    std::cout << "hello world\n";
int main()
    std::lock_guard<std::timed_mutex> l(test_mutex);
    std::thread t(f);

[edit] See also

locks the mutex, blocks if the mutex is not available
(public member function) [edit]
tries to lock the mutex, returns if the mutex is not available
(public member function) [edit]
tries to lock the mutex, returns if the mutex has been
unavailable for the specified timeout duration
(public member function) [edit]
unlocks the mutex
(public member function) [edit]