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Class recursive_try_mutex

boost::recursive_try_mutex —

The recursive_try_mutex class is a model of the TryMutex concept.


class recursive_try_mutex : private boost::noncopyable   // Exposition only
// types
typedef implementation-defined scoped_lock;
typedef implementation-defined scoped_try_lock;

// construct/copy/destruct


The recursive_try_mutex class is a model of the TryMutex concept. It should be used to synchronize access to shared resources using Recursive locking mechanics.

For classes that model related mutex concepts, see recursive_mutex and recursive_timed_mutex.

For Unspecified locking mechanics, see mutex, try_mutex, and timed_mutex.

The recursive_try_mutex class supplies the following typedefs, which model the specified locking strategies:

Table12.13.Supported Lock Types

Lock Name Lock Concept
scoped_lock ScopedLock
scoped_try_lock ScopedTryLock

The recursive_try_mutex class uses a Recursive locking strategy, so attempts to recursively lock a recursive_try_mutex object succeed and an internal "lock count" is maintained. Attempts to unlock a recursive_mutex object by threads that don't own a lock on it result in undefined behavior.

Like all mutex models in Boost.Threads, recursive_try_mutex leaves the scheduling policy as Unspecified. Programmers should make no assumptions about the order in which waiting threads acquire a lock.

recursive_try_mutex construct/copy/destruct

  1. recursive_try_mutex();

    Effects: Constructs a recursive_try_mutex object.
    Postconditions: *this is in an unlocked state.

  2. ~recursive_try_mutex();

    Effects: Destroys a recursive_try_mutex object.
    Requires: *this is in an unlocked state.
    Notes: Danger: Destruction of a locked mutex is a serious programming error resulting in undefined behavior such as a program crash.

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