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Memory Synchronization Intrinsics
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Intrinsic functions of the compiler to allow for shared memory synchronization, especially between nodes.

long InterlockedCompareExchange (
    long volatile * Destination,
    long Exchange,
    long Comperand);

short InterlockedCompareExchange16 (
    short volatile * Destination,
    short Exchange,
    short Comperand);

long long InterlockedCompareExchange64 (
    long long volatile *Destination,
    long long Exchange,
    long long Comperand);

long InterlockedDecrement(
    long volatile * lpAddend);

short InterlockedDecrement16(
    short volatile * Addend);

long long InterlockedDecrement64(
    long long volatile * Addend);

long InterlockedExchange(
    long volatile * Target,
    long Value);

short InterlockedExchange16(
    short volatile * Target,
    short Value);

long long     InterlockedExchange64(
    long long volatile * Target,
    long long Value);

long InterlockedExchangeAdd(
    long volatile * Addend,
    long Value);

short InterlockedExchangeAdd16(
    short volatile * Addend,
    short Value);

long long InterlockedExchangeAdd64(
    long long volatile * Addend,
    long long Value);

long InterlockedIncrement(
    long volatile * Addend);

short InterlockedIncrement16(
    short volatile * Addend);

long long InterlockedIncrement64(
    long long volatile * Addend);

#define InterlockedExchangePointer(Target, Value) \
    (PVOID)InterlockedExchange((LONG*)(Target), (LONG)(Value))

#define InterlockedCompareExchangePointer(Destination, ExChange, Comperand) \
    (PVOID)InterlockedCompareExchange((LONG*)(Destination), (LONG)(ExChange), (LONG)(Comperand))


The variable pointed to by the Addend parameter must be aligned on a 64-bit boundary; otherwise, this function will behave unpredictably on multiprocessor x86 systems and any non-x86 systems.

The interlocked functions provide a simple mechanism for synchronizing access to a variable that is shared by multiple threads. This function is atomic with respect to calls to other interlocked functions.

This function generates a full memory barrier (or fence) to ensure that memory operations are completed in order.


Versions Defined in Include Link to
INtime 3.0 intime/rt/include/rtbase.h rt.h rt.lib
intime/rt/include/intrin.h rt.h rt.lib
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