spin 0.5.2

Synchronization primitives based on spinning. They may contain data, are usable without `std`, and static initializers are available.

spin-rs

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This Rust library implements a simple spinlock, and is safe for #[no_std] environments.

Usage

Include the following code in your Cargo.toml

[dependencies.spin]
version = "0.5"

Example

When calling lock on a Mutex you will get a reference to the data. When this reference is dropped, the lock will be unlocked.

extern crate spin;

fn main()
{
    let mutex   = spin::Mutex::new(0);
    let rw_lock = spin::RwLock::new(0);

    // Modify the data
    {
      let mut data = mutex.lock();
      *data = 2;
      let mut data = rw_lock.write();
      *data = 3;
    }

    // Read the data
    let answer =
    {
      let data1 = mutex.lock();
      let data2 = rw_lock.read();
      let data3 = rw_lock.read(); // sharing
      (*data1, *data2, *data3)
    };

    println!("Answers are {:?}", answer);
}

To share the lock, an Arc<Mutex<T>> may be used.

Remarks

The behaviour of these lock is similar to their namesakes in std::sync. they differ on the following:

  • The lock will not be poisoned in case of failure;