The InterlockedDecrementRelease routine uses release semantics to decrement a caller-supplied variable.
- Addend [in, out]
A pointer to the variable to decrement.
InterlockedDecrementRelease returns the decremented value.
The InterlockedDecrementRelease routine performs the same operation as InterlockedDecrement, except that the former guarantees only release semantics whereas the latter guarantees both acquire and release semantics. For more information about acquire and release semantics, see Acquire and Release Semantics.
On processors that do not support release-semantics operations, InterlockedDecrementRelease is identical to InterlockedDecrement. On processors such as Intel Itanium-based processors, which do support these operations, InterlockedDecrementRelease runs faster.
Interlocked operations cannot be used on non-cached memory.
|Available only on Windows Server 2003 and later versions of the Windows operating system.|