add rcu_cmpxchg_pointer
[urcu.git] / urcu-static.h
index 0c6891e77ca0871f85cd1461333c0facd95bcf13..f819e6fc9aa07e9f4e58329661bf5a494936bb25 100644 (file)
@@ -276,6 +276,22 @@ static inline void _rcu_read_unlock(void)
                STORE_SHARED(p, v);                     \
        })
 
+/**
+ * _rcu_cmpxchg_pointer - same as rcu_assign_pointer, but tests if the pointer
+ * is as expected by "old". If succeeds, returns the previous pointer to the
+ * data structure, which can be safely freed after waiting for a quiescent state
+ * using synchronize_rcu(). If fails (unexpected value), returns old (which
+ * should not be freed !).
+ */
+
+#define _rcu_cmpxchg_pointer(p, old, _new)             \
+       ({                                              \
+               if (!__builtin_constant_p(_new) ||      \
+                   ((_new) != NULL))                   \
+                       wmb();                          \
+               cmpxchg(p, old, _new);                  \
+       })
+
 /**
  * _rcu_xchg_pointer - same as rcu_assign_pointer, but returns the previous
  * pointer to the data structure, which can be safely freed after waiting for a
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