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ck_pr_fence_load(3)      BSD Library Functions Manual      ck_pr_fence_load(3)

NAME
     ck_pr_fence_load -- enforce partial ordering of load operations

LIBRARY
     Concurrency Kit (libck, -lck)

SYNOPSIS
     #include <ck_pr.h>

     void
     ck_pr_fence_load(void);

     void
     ck_pr_fence_strict_load(void);

DESCRIPTION
     This function enforces the ordering of any memory load and ck_pr_load(3)
     operations relative to the invocation of the function. Any store opera-
     tions that were committed on remote processors and received by the call-
     ing processor before the invocation of ck_pr_fence_load() is also be made
     visible only after a call to ck_pr_fence_load().  This function always
     serves as an implicit compiler barrier.  On architectures with CK_MD_TSO
     or CK_MD_PSO specified (total store ordering and partial store ordering
     respectively), this operation only serves as a compiler barrier and no
     fence instructions will be emitted. To force the unconditional emission
     of a load fence, use ck_pr_fence_strict_load().  Architectures implement-
     ing CK_MD_RMO always emit a load fence.

EXAMPLE
           #include <ck_pr.h>

           static unsigned int a;
           static unsigned int b;

           void
           function(void)
           {
                   unsigned int snapshot_a, snapshot_b;

                   snapshot_a = ck_pr_load_uint(&a);

                   /*
                    * Guarantee that the load from "a" completes
                    * before the load from "b".
                    */
                   ck_pr_fence_load();
                   snapshot_b = ck_pr_load_uint(&b);

                   return;
           }

RETURN VALUES
     This function has no return value.

SEE ALSO
     ck_pr_stall(3), ck_pr_fence_atomic(3), ck_pr_fence_atomic_store(3),
     ck_pr_fence_atomic_load(3), ck_pr_fence_load_atomic(3),
     ck_pr_fence_load_store(3), ck_pr_fence_load_depends(3),
     ck_pr_fence_store(3), ck_pr_fence_memory(3), ck_pr_barrier(3),
     ck_pr_fas(3), ck_pr_load(3), ck_pr_store(3), ck_pr_faa(3), ck_pr_inc(3),
     ck_pr_dec(3), ck_pr_neg(3), ck_pr_not(3), ck_pr_add(3), ck_pr_sub(3),
     ck_pr_and(3), ck_pr_or(3), ck_pr_xor(3), ck_pr_cas(3), ck_pr_btc(3),
     ck_pr_bts(3), ck_pr_btr(3)

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

                                 April 7, 2013