Manual browser: pcq(9)
|PCQ(9)||Kernel Developer's Manual||PCQ(9)|
NAMEpcq — producer/consumer queue
pcq_create(size_t maxlen, km_flags_t kmflags);
pcq_put(pcq_t *pcq, void *item);
DESCRIPTIONThe machine-independent pcq interface provides lockless producer/consumer queues. A queue (pcq_t) allows multiple writers (producers), but only a single reader (consumer). The consumer is expected to be protected by a lock that covers the structure that the pcq_t is embedded into (e.g., socket lock, ifnet hwlock). These queues operate in a first-in, first-out (FIFO) manner. The act of inserting or removing an item from a pcq_t does not modify the item in any way. pcq does not prevent an item from being inserted multiple times into a single pcq_t.
- pcq_create(maxlen, kmflags)
- Create a queue that can store at most maxlen items at one time. kmflags should be either KM_SLEEP, if pcq_create() is allowed to sleep until resources are available, or KM_NOSLEEP if it should return NULL immediately, if resources are unavailable.
- Free the resources held by pcq.
- Remove the next item to be consumed from the queue and return it. If the queue is empty, return NULL. The caller must prevent concurrent gets from occuring.
- Return the maximum number of items that the queue can store at any one time.
- Return the next item to be consumed from the queue but do not remove it from the queue. If the queue is empty, return NULL.
- pcq_put(pcq, item)
- Place an item at the end of the queue. If there is no room in the queue for the item, return false; otherwise, return true. The item must not have the value of NULL.
CODE REFERENCESThe pcq interface is implemented within the file sys/kern/subr_pcq.c.
HISTORYThe pcq interface first appeared in NetBSD 6.0.
|January 22, 2012||NetBSD 7.0|