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Install manual pages for the atomic ops.

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.Dd Febuary 11, 2007
.Dt MEMBAR_OPS 3
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm membar_ops ,
.Nm membar_enter ,
.Nm membar_exit ,
.Nm membar_producer ,
.Nm membar_consumer ,
.Nm membar_sync
.Nd memory access barrier operations
.\" .Sh LIBRARY
.\" .Lb libc
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.In sys/atomic.h
.\"
.Ft void
.Fn membar_enter "void"
.Ft void
.Fn membar_exit "void"
.Ft void
.Fn membar_producer "void"
.Ft void
.Fn membar_consumer "void"
.Ft void
.Fn membar_sync "void"
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Nm membar_ops
family of functions provide memory access barrier operations necessary
for synchronization in multiprocessor execution environments that have
relaxed load and store order.
.Pp
.Bl -tag -width "mem"
.It Fn membar_enter
.Pp
Any store preceeding
.Fn membar_enter
will reach global visibility before all loads and stores following it.
.Pp
.Fn membar_enter
is typically used in code that implements locking primitives to ensure
that a lock protects its data.
.It Fn membar_exit
.Pp
All loads and stores preceding
.Fn membar_exit
will reach global visibility before any store that follows it.
.Pp
.Fn membar_exit
is typically used in code that implements locking primitives to ensure
that a lock protects its data.
.It Fn membar_producer
.Pp
All stores preceding the memory barrier will reach global visibility
before any stores after the memory barrier reach global visibility.
.It Fn membar_consumer
.Pp
All loads preceding the memory barrier will complete before any loads
after the memory barrier complete.
.It Fn membar_sync
.Pp
All loads and stores preceding the memory barrier will complete and
reach global visibility before any loads and stores after the memory
barrier complete and reach global visibility.
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr atomic_ops 3
.Sh HISTORY
The
.Nm membar_ops
functions first appeared in
.Nx 5.0 .