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InterlockedCompareExchangePointerRelease function

Performs an atomic compare-and-exchange operation on the specified values. The function compares two specified pointer values and exchanges with another pointer value based on the outcome of the comparison. The operation is performed with release memory ordering semantics.

Syntax


PVOID __cdecl InterlockedCompareExchangePointerRelease(
  _Inout_   PVOID volatile *Destination,
  _In_opt_  PVOID Exchange,
  _In_opt_  PVOID Comparand
);

Parameters

Destination [in, out]

A pointer to a pointer to the destination value.

Exchange [in, optional]

The exchange value.

Comparand [in, optional]

The value to compare to Destination.

Return value

The function returns the initial value of the Destination parameter.

Remarks

The function compares the Destination value with the Comparand value. If the Destination value is equal to the Comparand value, the Exchange value is stored in the address specified by Destination. Otherwise, no operation is performed.

On a 64-bit system, the parameters are 64 bits and must be aligned on 64-bit boundaries; otherwise, the function will behave unpredictably. On a 32-bit system, the parameters are 32 bits and must be aligned on 32-bit boundaries.

The interlocked functions provide a simple mechanism for synchronizing access to a variable that is shared by multiple threads. This function is atomic with respect to calls to other interlocked functions.

This function is implemented using a compiler intrinsic where possible. For more information, see the WinBase.h header file and _InterlockedCompareExchangePointer_rel.

For processors that do not support release memory ordering semantics, this function is defined as a call to the InterlockedCompareExchangePointer function. For more information, see WinBase.h.

Note  This function is supported on Windows RT-based systems.

Requirements

Header

WinBase.h (include Windows.h)

See also

Interlocked Variable Access
InterlockedCompare64Exchange128
InterlockedCompareExchange
InterlockedCompareExchangeAcquire
InterlockedCompareExchangeRelease
InterlockedCompareExchangeNoFence
InterlockedCompareExchange16
InterlockedCompareExchange16Acquire
InterlockedCompareExchange16Release
InterlockedCompareExchange16NoFence
InterlockedCompareExchange64
InterlockedCompareExchangeAcquire64
InterlockedCompareExchangeRelease64
InterlockedCompareExchangeNoFence64
InterlockedCompareExchange128
InterlockedCompareExchangePointer
InterlockedCompareExchangePointerAcquire
InterlockedCompareExchangePointerNoFence
Synchronization Functions

 

 

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