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NAME

     ck_ring_trydequeue_spmc — dequeue from bounded FIFO and allow for spurious failure

LIBRARY

     Concurrency Kit (libck, -lck)

SYNOPSIS

     #include <ck_ring.h>

     bool
     ck_ring_trydequeue_spmc(ck_ring_t *ring, ck_ring_buffer_t *buffer, void *result);

DESCRIPTION

     The ck_ring_trydequeue_spmc(3) function attempts to dequeue a pointer from the bounded
     buffer pointed to by ring in FIFO fashion. The pointer is stored in the pointer pointed to
     by result.  The buffer pointed to by buffer must be unique to ring and point to an array of
     ck_ring_buffer_t of sufficient length (according to the power-of-2 elements in the buffer).
     The decoupling of the ring from the buffer serves to address use-cases involving multiple
     address spaces and DMA, among others.  If you are on non-POSIX platforms or wish for strict
     compliance with C, then it is recommended to pass a pointer of type void ** for result.
     This function is safe to call without locking for UINT_MAX concurrent
     ck_ring_dequeue_spmc(3) or ck_ring_trydequeue_spmc(3) invocations and up to one concurrent
     ck_ring_enqueue_spmc(3) or ck_ring_tryenqueue_spmc(3) invocation. This operation will always
     complete in a bounded number of steps. It is possible for the function to return false even
     if ring is non-empty. This

EXAMPLE

           #include <ck_ring.h>

           /* This ring was previously initialized with ck_ring_init. */
           ck_ring_t ring;

           /* The ring was initialized for 1023 elements. */
           ck_ring_buffer_t buffer[1024];

           void
           dequeue(void)
           {
                   void *result;

                   /* Dequeue from ring until contention is actively observed. */
                   while (ck_ring_trydequeue_spmc(&ring, &buffer, &result) == true) {
                           /*
                            * Results contains the oldest pointer in ring
                            * since the dequeue operation returned true.
                            */
                           operation(result);
                   }

                   /* An empty ring was encountered, leave. */
                   return;
           }

RETURN VALUES

     The function returns true if the dequeue operation completely successfully in a bounded
     number of steps.  The result of the dequeue operation is stored in the value pointed to by
     result.  Otherwise, the function will return false if the buffer was empty or if the
     operation could not be completed in a bounded number of steps. If the function returns
     false, then the contents of result are undefined.

SEE ALSO

     ck_ring_init(3), ck_ring_dequeue_spmc(3), ck_ring_enqueue_spmc(3),
     ck_ring_enqueue_spmc_size(3), ck_ring_dequeue_spsc(3), ck_ring_enqueue_spsc(3),
     ck_ring_enqueue_spsc_size(3), ck_ring_capacity(3), ck_ring_size(3)

     Additional information available at http://concurrencykit.org/

                                          April 20, 2013