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qthread_empty, qthread_fill - sets the given address to either "empty" or "full"


#include <qthread.h>

qthread_empty (const aligned_t *dest);

qthread_fill (const aligned_t *dest);


The qthread_empty() and qthread_fill() functions assert the empty or full state of the given dest addresses. They do not wait for the addresses to be in any particular state.

The me argument is used for memory pooling purposes. Memory is allocated on a per-shepherd basis (to avoid needing to protect the memory pool), thus it needs to know which shepherd it is currently on. HOWEVER, this argument is merely an optimization; these functions CAN figure out which pools to use without this information (i.e. if the me argument is NULL).

Note that

qthread_empty( addr )

is slightly faster than

qthread_empty( addr )

Return Value

On success, the full/empty bits are modified and 0 is returned. On error, an non-zero error code is returned.


Not enough memory could be allocated. This may be because a temporary thread needed to be created, or because a management structure needed to be created.

See Also

qthread_writeF(3) , qthread_writeEF(3) , qthread_readFF(3) , qthread_readFE(3) , qthread_lock(3) , qthread_unlock(3)

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