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refcnt_init, refcnt_take, refcnt_rele, refcnt_rele_wake, refcnt_finalize, REFCNT_INITIALIZERreference count API

#include <sys/refcnt.h>

refcnt_init(struct refcnt *r);

refcnt_take(struct refcnt *r);

refcnt_rele(struct refcnt *r);

refcnt_rele_wake(struct refcnt *r);

refcnt_finalize(struct refcnt *r, const char *wmesg);


The refcnt API provides simple reference counters that can be used to manage the lifetime of a shared object.

() sets the initial value of the counter to 1 to account for the caller's reference to the object.

() is used to acquire a new reference. It is the responsibility of the caller to guarantee that it holds a valid reference before taking a new reference.

() is used to release an existing reference.

() is used to release an existing reference and wakes up a process that is currently waiting in refcnt_finalize() for all the references to released.

() releases the caller's reference and sleeps until all the other references to the relevant object have been released. There may only be one caller to refcnt_finalize() per refcnt r.

() initialises a declaration of a refcnt to 1.

refcnt_init(), refcnt_take(), refcnt_rele(), and refcnt_rele_wake() can be called during autoconf, from process context, or from interrupt context.

refcnt_finalize() can be called from process context.

refcnt_rele() returns a non-zero value if the last reference has been released, otherwise 0.

September 11, 2015 OpenBSD-current