_fread_nolock

Reads data from a stream, without locking other threads.

Syntax

size_t _fread_nolock(
   void *buffer,
   size_t size,
   size_t count,
   FILE *stream
);

Parameters

buffer
Storage location for data.

size
Item size in bytes.

count
Maximum number of items to be read.

stream
Pointer to the FILE structure.

Return Value

See fread.

Remarks

This function is a non-locking version of fread. It is identical to fread except that it is not protected from interference by other threads. It might be faster because it does not incur the overhead of locking out other threads. Use this function only in thread-safe contexts such as single-threaded applications or where the calling scope already handles thread isolation.

By default, this function's global state is scoped to the application. To change this, see Global state in the CRT.

Requirements

Function Required header
_fread_nolock <stdio.h>

For more compatibility information, see Compatibility.

See also

Stream I/O
fwrite
_read