_InterlockedCompareExchangePointer Intrinsic Functions
Provides compiler intrinsic support for the Win32 Windows SDK InterlockedCompareExchangePointer function.
void * _InterlockedCompareExchangePointer ( void * volatile * Destination, void * Exchange, void * Comperand ); void * _InterlockedCompareExchangePointer_acq ( void * volatile * Destination, void * Exchange, void * Comperand ); long _InterlockedCompareExchangePointer_rel ( void * volatile * Destination, void * Exchange, void * Comperand );
Note that to generate the intrinsic expansion, you need to use /Oi. /Oi is implied with /O2.
To declare one of the interlocked functions for use as an intrinsic, the function must be declared with the leading underscore and the new function must appear in a #pragma intrinsic statement. For convenience, the intrinsic versions of the functions can be declared in a #define statement to appear in the source code without the leading underscore.
_InterlockedCompareExchangePointer performs an atomic comparison of the Destination address with the Comperand address. If the Destination address is equal to the Comperand address, the Exchange address is stored in the address specified by Destination. Otherwise, no operation is performed.
For a example of how to use _InterlockedCompareExchangePointer, see _InterlockedDecrement.
The _InterlockedCompareExchangePointer_acq intrinsic function is the same as the corresponding function without the acq suffix except that the operation is performed with acquire semantics, which is useful when entering a critical section.
The _InterlockedCompareExchangePointer_rel intrinsic function are the same as the corresponding function without the rel suffix except that the operation is performed with release semantics, which is useful when leaving a critical section.
In Visual C++ 2005, these functions behave as read-write memory barriers. For more information, see _ReadWriteBarrier.
These routines are only available as intrinsics.