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Module Netmcore_ref

module Netmcore_ref: sig .. end
Shared mutable variables

type 't sref 
type 't sref_descr 
The marshallable descriptor of a reference
val sref : Netmcore.res_id -> 't -> 't sref
The shared version of ref: Creates a mutable shared variable in the given memory pool
val assign : 't sref -> 't -> unit
assign sr x: Sets the contents of sr to a deep copy of x. While performing the assignment the heap is write-locked, and no other assign can run.
val deref_ro : 't sref -> 't
Dereferences the variable and returns the contents, comparable to !. Note that this returns a value that lives in shared memory, and there is no guarantee that this value still exists if assign operations are done in parallel, and old version are garbage-collected. If such values are accessed the program may crash!
val deref_p : 't sref -> ('t -> 'a) -> 'a
deref_p sr f: Runs f with the contents of sr, and returns the result of f. While f is being executed, the current contents are specially protected so that they cannot be garbage collected, even if a parallel assign changes the current value of the variable. (Suffix "_p" = pinning version.)
val deref_c : 't sref -> 't
deref_c sr: Returns a copy of the contents of sr. The copy is created in normal memory. (Suffix "_c" = copying version.)
val heap : 't sref -> Obj.t Netmcore_heap.heap
Returns the backing heap structure
val descr_of_sref : 't sref -> 't sref_descr
Returns the descriptor
val sref_of_descr : Netmcore.res_id -> 't sref_descr -> 't sref
Look up the reference for this descriptor
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