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CK_EPOCH_RECYCLE(3)      BSD Library Functions Manual      CK_EPOCH_RECYCLE(3)

NAME
     ck_epoch_recycle -- return an epoch record that may be used by caller

LIBRARY
     Concurrency Kit (libck, -lck)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <ck_epoch.h>

     ck_epoch_record_t *
     ck_epoch_recycle(ck_epoch_t *epoch);

DESCRIPTION
     The ck_epoch_recycle(3) function attempts to return an unused epoch
     record object for use by the caller. These epoch records were associated
     with previous calls to the ck_epoch_unregister(3) function.

EXAMPLE
           #include <ck_epoch.h>
           #include <stdlib.h>

           /*
            * epoch was previously initialized with ck_epoch_init.
            */
           ck_epoch_t *epoch;

           void
           function(void)
           {
                   ck_epoch_record_t *record;

                   record = ck_epoch_recycle(&epoch);
                   if (record == NULL) {
                           record = malloc(sizeof *record);
                           if (record == NULL)
                                   return;

                           ck_epoch_register(&epoch, record);
                   }

                   /*
                    * After we are done, we will unregister the record so it
                    * can be used by other new participants in the epoch system
                    * provided by the object pointed to by "epoch".
                    */
                   ck_epoch_unregister(&epoch, record);
                   return;
           }

RETURN VALUES
     This function returns a pointer to a ck_epoch_record_t object. If no
     unused record was found to be associated with the object pointed to by
     epoch, then the function will return NULL.

ERRORS
     Behavior is undefined if the object pointed to by epoch is not a valid
     epoch object.

SEE ALSO
     ck_epoch_init(3), ck_epoch_register(3), ck_epoch_unregister(3),
     ck_epoch_poll(3), ck_epoch_synchronize(3), ck_epoch_reclaim(3),
     ck_epoch_barrier(3), ck_epoch_call(3), ck_epoch_begin(3), ck_epoch_end(3)

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

                               September 2, 2012