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AsynchronousChannelGroup

public abstract class AsynchronousChannelGroup
extends Object

java.lang.Object
   ↳ java.nio.channels.AsynchronousChannelGroup


A grouping of asynchronous channels for the purpose of resource sharing.

An asynchronous channel group encapsulates the mechanics required to handle the completion of I/O operations initiated by asynchronous channels that are bound to the group. A group has an associated thread pool to which tasks are submitted to handle I/O events and dispatch to completion-handlers that consume the result of asynchronous operations performed on channels in the group. In addition to handling I/O events, the pooled threads may also execute other tasks required to support the execution of asynchronous I/O operations.

An asynchronous channel group is created by invoking the withFixedThreadPool or withCachedThreadPool methods defined here. Channels are bound to a group by specifying the group when constructing the channel. The associated thread pool is owned by the group; termination of the group results in the shutdown of the associated thread pool.

In addition to groups created explicitly, the Java virtual machine maintains a system-wide default group that is constructed automatically. Asynchronous channels that do not specify a group at construction time are bound to the default group. The default group has an associated thread pool that creates new threads as needed. The default group may be configured by means of system properties defined in the table below. Where the ThreadFactory for the default group is not configured then the pooled threads of the default group are daemon threads.

System property Description
java.nio.channels.DefaultThreadPool.threadFactory The value of this property is taken to be the fully-qualified name of a concrete ThreadFactory class. The class is loaded using the system class loader and instantiated. The factory's newThread method is invoked to create each thread for the default group's thread pool. If the process to load and instantiate the value of the property fails then an unspecified error is thrown during the construction of the default group.
java.nio.channels.DefaultThreadPool.initialSize The value of the initialSize parameter for the default group (see withCachedThreadPool). The value of the property is taken to be the String representation of an Integer that is the initial size parameter. If the value cannot be parsed as an Integer it causes an unspecified error to be thrown during the construction of the default group.

Threading

The completion handler for an I/O operation initiated on a channel bound to a group is guaranteed to be invoked by one of the pooled threads in the group. This ensures that the completion handler is run by a thread with the expected identity.

Where an I/O operation completes immediately, and the initiating thread is one of the pooled threads in the group then the completion handler may be invoked directly by the initiating thread. To avoid stack overflow, an implementation may impose a limit as to the number of activations on the thread stack. Some I/O operations may prohibit invoking the completion handler directly by the initiating thread (see accept).

Shutdown and Termination

The shutdown method is used to initiate an orderly shutdown of a group. An orderly shutdown marks the group as shutdown; further attempts to construct a channel that binds to the group will throw ShutdownChannelGroupException. Whether or not a group is shutdown can be tested using the isShutdown method. Once shutdown, the group terminates when all asynchronous channels that are bound to the group are closed, all actively executing completion handlers have run to completion, and resources used by the group are released. No attempt is made to stop or interrupt threads that are executing completion handlers. The isTerminated method is used to test if the group has terminated, and the awaitTermination method can be used to block until the group has terminated.

The shutdownNow method can be used to initiate a forceful shutdown of the group. In addition to the actions performed by an orderly shutdown, the shutdownNow method closes all open channels in the group as if by invoking the close method.

Summary

Protected constructors

AsynchronousChannelGroup(AsynchronousChannelProvider provider)

Initialize a new instance of this class.

Public methods

abstract boolean awaitTermination(long timeout, TimeUnit unit)

Awaits termination of the group.

abstract boolean isShutdown()

Tells whether or not this asynchronous channel group is shutdown.

abstract boolean isTerminated()

Tells whether or not this group has terminated.

final AsynchronousChannelProvider provider()

Returns the provider that created this channel group.

abstract void shutdown()

Initiates an orderly shutdown of the group.

abstract void shutdownNow()

Shuts down the group and closes all open channels in the group.

static AsynchronousChannelGroup withCachedThreadPool(ExecutorService executor, int initialSize)

Creates an asynchronous channel group with a given thread pool that creates new threads as needed.

static AsynchronousChannelGroup withFixedThreadPool(int nThreads, ThreadFactory threadFactory)

Creates an asynchronous channel group with a fixed thread pool.

static AsynchronousChannelGroup withThreadPool(ExecutorService executor)

Creates an asynchronous channel group with a given thread pool.

Inherited methods

Protected constructors

AsynchronousChannelGroup

added in API level 26
protected AsynchronousChannelGroup (AsynchronousChannelProvider provider)

Initialize a new instance of this class.

Parameters
provider AsynchronousChannelProvider: The asynchronous channel provider for this group

Public methods

awaitTermination

added in API level 26
public abstract boolean awaitTermination (long timeout, 
                TimeUnit unit)

Awaits termination of the group.

This method blocks until the group has terminated, or the timeout occurs, or the current thread is interrupted, whichever happens first.

Parameters
timeout long: The maximum time to wait, or zero or less to not wait

unit TimeUnit: The time unit of the timeout argument

Returns
boolean true if the group has terminated; false if the timeout elapsed before termination

Throws
InterruptedException If interrupted while waiting

isShutdown

added in API level 26
public abstract boolean isShutdown ()

Tells whether or not this asynchronous channel group is shutdown.

Returns
boolean true if this asynchronous channel group is shutdown or has been marked for shutdown.

isTerminated

added in API level 26
public abstract boolean isTerminated ()

Tells whether or not this group has terminated.

Where this method returns true, then the associated thread pool has also terminated.

Returns
boolean true if this group has terminated

provider

added in API level 26
public final AsynchronousChannelProvider provider ()

Returns the provider that created this channel group.

Returns
AsynchronousChannelProvider The provider that created this channel group

shutdown

added in API level 26
public abstract void shutdown ()

Initiates an orderly shutdown of the group.

This method marks the group as shutdown. Further attempts to construct channel that binds to this group will throw ShutdownChannelGroupException. The group terminates when all asynchronous channels in the group are closed, all actively executing completion handlers have run to completion, and all resources have been released. This method has no effect if the group is already shutdown.

shutdownNow

added in API level 26
public abstract void shutdownNow ()

Shuts down the group and closes all open channels in the group.

In addition to the actions performed by the shutdown method, this method invokes the close method on all open channels in the group. This method does not attempt to stop or interrupt threads that are executing completion handlers. The group terminates when all actively executing completion handlers have run to completion and all resources have been released. This method may be invoked at any time. If some other thread has already invoked it, then another invocation will block until the first invocation is complete, after which it will return without effect.

Throws
IOException If an I/O error occurs

withCachedThreadPool

added in API level 26
public static AsynchronousChannelGroup withCachedThreadPool (ExecutorService executor, 
                int initialSize)

Creates an asynchronous channel group with a given thread pool that creates new threads as needed.

The executor parameter is an ExecutorService that creates new threads as needed to execute tasks that are submitted to handle I/O events and dispatch completion results for operations initiated on asynchronous channels in the group. It may reuse previously constructed threads when they are available.

The initialSize parameter may be used by the implementation as a hint as to the initial number of tasks it may submit. For example, it may be used to indicate the initial number of threads that wait on I/O events.

The executor is intended to be used exclusively by the resulting asynchronous channel group. Termination of the group results in the orderly shutdown of the executor service. Shutting down the executor service by other means results in unspecified behavior.

The group is created by invoking the openAsynchronousChannelGroup(ExecutorService,int) method of the system-wide default AsynchronousChannelProvider object.

Parameters
executor ExecutorService: The thread pool for the resulting group

initialSize int: A value >=0 or a negative value for implementation specific default

Returns
AsynchronousChannelGroup A new asynchronous channel group

Throws
IOException If an I/O error occurs

withFixedThreadPool

added in API level 26
public static AsynchronousChannelGroup withFixedThreadPool (int nThreads, 
                ThreadFactory threadFactory)

Creates an asynchronous channel group with a fixed thread pool.

The resulting asynchronous channel group reuses a fixed number of threads. At any point, at most nThreads threads will be active processing tasks that are submitted to handle I/O events and dispatch completion results for operations initiated on asynchronous channels in the group.

The group is created by invoking the openAsynchronousChannelGroup(int,ThreadFactory) method of the system-wide default AsynchronousChannelProvider object.

Parameters
nThreads int: The number of threads in the pool

threadFactory ThreadFactory: The factory to use when creating new threads

Returns
AsynchronousChannelGroup A new asynchronous channel group

Throws
IllegalArgumentException If nThreads <= 0
IOException If an I/O error occurs

withThreadPool

added in API level 26
public static AsynchronousChannelGroup withThreadPool (ExecutorService executor)

Creates an asynchronous channel group with a given thread pool.

The executor parameter is an ExecutorService that executes tasks submitted to dispatch completion results for operations initiated on asynchronous channels in the group.

Care should be taken when configuring the executor service. It should support direct handoff or unbounded queuing of submitted tasks, and the thread that invokes the execute method should never invoke the task directly. An implementation may mandate additional constraints.

The executor is intended to be used exclusively by the resulting asynchronous channel group. Termination of the group results in the orderly shutdown of the executor service. Shutting down the executor service by other means results in unspecified behavior.

The group is created by invoking the openAsynchronousChannelGroup(ExecutorService,int) method of the system-wide default AsynchronousChannelProvider object with an initialSize of 0.

Parameters
executor ExecutorService: The thread pool for the resulting group

Returns
AsynchronousChannelGroup A new asynchronous channel group

Throws
IOException If an I/O error occurs