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* @file axis2_thread_mutex.h
* @brief AXIS2 Thread Mutex Routines
#include <axis2_const.h>
#include <axis2_allocator.h>
#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {
#endif /* __cplusplus */
* @defgroup axis2_mutex thread mutex routines
* @ingroup axis2_util
* @{
/** Opaque thread-local mutex structure */
typedef struct axis2_thread_mutex_t axis2_thread_mutex_t;
#define AXIS2_THREAD_MUTEX_DEFAULT 0x0 /**< platform-optimal lock behavior */
#define AXIS2_THREAD_MUTEX_NESTED 0x1 /**< enable nested (recursive) locks */
#define AXIS2_THREAD_MUTEX_UNNESTED 0x2 /**< disable nested locks */
* Create and initialize a mutex that can be used to synchronize threads.
* @param flags Or'ed value of:
* <PRE>
* AXIS2_THREAD_MUTEX_DEFAULT platform-optimal lock behavior.
* AXIS2_THREAD_MUTEX_NESTED enable nested (recursive) locks.
* AXIS2_THREAD_MUTEX_UNNESTED disable nested locks (non-recursive).
* </PRE>
* @param allocator the allocator from which to allocate the mutex.
* @return mutex the memory address where the newly created mutex will be
* stored.
* @warning Be cautious in using AXIS2_THREAD_MUTEX_DEFAULT. While this is the
* most optimial mutex based on a given platform's performance charateristics,
* it will behave as either a nested or an unnested lock.
AXIS2_EXTERN axis2_thread_mutex_t * AXIS2_CALL
axis2_thread_mutex_create(axis2_allocator_t *allocator,
unsigned int flags);
* Acquire the lock for the given mutex. If the mutex is already locked,
* the current thread will be put to sleep until the lock becomes available.
* @param mutex the mutex on which to acquire the lock.
AXIS2_EXTERN axis2_status_t AXIS2_CALL
axis2_thread_mutex_lock(axis2_thread_mutex_t *mutex);
* Attempt to acquire the lock for the given mutex. If the mutex has already
* been acquired, the call returns immediately
* @param mutex the mutex on which to attempt the lock acquiring.
AXIS2_EXTERN axis2_status_t AXIS2_CALL
axis2_thread_mutex_trylock(axis2_thread_mutex_t *mutex);
* Release the lock for the given mutex.
* @param mutex the mutex from which to release the lock.
AXIS2_EXTERN axis2_status_t AXIS2_CALL
axis2_thread_mutex_unlock(axis2_thread_mutex_t *mutex);
* Destroy the mutex and free the memory associated with the lock.
* @param mutex the mutex to destroy.
AXIS2_EXTERN axis2_status_t AXIS2_CALL
axis2_thread_mutex_destroy(axis2_thread_mutex_t *mutex);
/** @} */
#ifdef __cplusplus
#endif /* AXIS2_THREAD_MUTEX_H */