A synchronization mutex (mutual exclusion).
A synchronization mutex (mutual exclusion). This is used to synchronize multiple Threads, and is equivalent to a binary Semaphore. It guarantees that only one thread can ever acquire the lock at a time. A mutex can be used to protect a critical section; however, be careful to avoid deadlocks.
void lock ( )
Mutex, blocks until it is unlocked by the current owner.
Error try_lock ( )
void unlock ( )
Mutex, leaving it to other threads.