axl_bool vortex_channel_ref ( VortexChannel channel)

Allows to increase reference counting for the provided channel.

If the reference count for the channel provided reach 0, the channel is deallocated.

The function is thread-safe, internally protected with mutex.

Parameters
channelThe channel to increase its reference counting.
Returns
axl_true if the channel reference counting was increased, otherwise axl_false is returned.

References vortex_channel_ref2().