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