Interlocked.MemoryBarrier Method

Definition

Synchronizes memory access as follows: The processor that executes the current thread cannot reorder instructions in such a way that memory accesses before the call to MemoryBarrier() execute after memory accesses that follow the call to MemoryBarrier().

public:
 static void MemoryBarrier();
public static void MemoryBarrier ();
static member MemoryBarrier : unit -> unit
Public Shared Sub MemoryBarrier ()

Remarks

This method was added to the Interlocked class in the .NET Framework 4.5 as a convenience; it's a wrapper for the Thread.MemoryBarrier method.

MemoryBarrier is required only on multiprocessor systems that have weak memory ordering (for example, a system that employs multiple Intel Itanium processors).

For most purposes, the C# lock statement, the Visual Basic SyncLock statement, or the Monitor class provide easier ways to synchronize data.

Applies to