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threadpool.h

// -*- c++ -*-
#ifndef _GLIBMM_THREADPOOL_H
#define _GLIBMM_THREADPOOL_H

/* $Id: threadpool.h 4 2005-05-13 20:47:18Z taybin $ */

/* Copyright (C) 2002 The gtkmm Development Team
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 */

#include <glibmm/thread.h>

extern "C" { typedef struct _GThreadPool GThreadPool; }


namespace Glib
{

/** @defgroup ThreadPools Thread Pools
 * Pools of threads to execute work concurrently.
 * @{
 */

/** A pool of threads to execute work concurrently.
 */
00039 class ThreadPool
{
public:
  /** Constructs a new thread pool.
   * Whenever you call ThreadPool::push(), either a new thread is created or an
   * unused one is reused. At most @a max_threads threads are running
   * concurrently for this thread pool. @a max_threads&nbsp;=&nbsp;-1 allows
   * unlimited threads to be created for this thread pool.
   *
   * The parameter @a exclusive determines, whether the thread pool owns all
   * threads exclusive or whether the threads are shared globally. If @a
   * exclusive is <tt>true</tt>, @a max_threads threads are started immediately
   * and they will run exclusively for this thread pool until it is destroyed
   * by ~ThreadPool(). If @a exclusive is <tt>false</tt>, threads are created
   * when needed and shared between all non-exclusive thread pools.  This
   * implies that @a max_threads may not be -1 for exclusive thread pools.
   *
   * @param max_threads The maximal number of threads to execute concurrently
   * in the new thread pool, -1 means no limit.
   * @param exclusive Should this thread pool be exclusive?
   * @throw Glib::ThreadError An error can only occur when @a exclusive is
   * set to <tt>true</tt> and not all @a max_threads threads could be created.
   */
  explicit ThreadPool(int max_threads = -1, bool exclusive = false);
  virtual ~ThreadPool();

  /** Inserts @a slot into the list of tasks to be executed by the pool.
   * When the number of currently running threads is lower than the maximal
   * allowed number of threads, a new thread is started (or reused).  Otherwise
   * @a slot stays in the queue until a thread in this pool finishes its
   * previous task and processes @a slot.
   * @param slot A new task for the thread pool.
   * @throw Glib::ThreadError An error can only occur when a new thread
   * couldn't be created. In that case @a slot is simply appended to the
   * queue of work to do.
   */
  void push(const sigc::slot<void>& slot);

  /** Sets the maximal allowed number of threads for the pool.
   * A value of -1 means that the maximal number of threads is unlimited.
   * Setting @a max_threads to 0 means stopping all work for pool. It is
   * effectively frozen until @a max_threads is set to a non-zero value again.
   *
   * A thread is never terminated while it is still running. Instead the
   * maximal number of threads only has effect for the allocation of new
   * threads in ThreadPool::push().  A new thread is allocated whenever the
   * number of currently running threads in the pool is smaller than the
   * maximal number.
   *
   * @param max_threads A new maximal number of threads for the pool.
   * @throw Glib::ThreadError An error can only occur when a new thread
   * couldn't be created.
   */
  void set_max_threads(int max_threads);

  /** Returns the maximal number of threads for the pool.
   * @return The maximal number of threads.
   */
  int get_max_threads() const;

  /** Returns the number of threads currently running in the pool.
   * @return The number of threads currently running.
   */
  unsigned int get_num_threads() const;

  /** Returns the number of tasks still unprocessed in the pool.
   * @return The number of unprocessed tasks.
   */
  unsigned int unprocessed() const;

  /** Returns whether all threads are exclusive to this pool.
   * @return Whether all threads are exclusive to this pool.
   */
  bool get_exclusive() const;

  /** Frees all resources allocated for the pool.
   * If @a immediately is <tt>true</tt>, no new task is processed.  Otherwise the
   * pool is not freed before the last task is processed.  Note however, that no
   * thread of this pool is interrupted while processing a task. Instead at least
   * all still running threads can finish their tasks before the pool is freed.
   *
   * This method does not return before all tasks to be processed (dependent on
   * @a immediately, whether all or only the currently running) are ready.
   * After calling shutdown() the pool must not be used anymore.
   *
   * @param immediately Should the pool shut down immediately?
   */
  void shutdown(bool immediately = false);

  /** Sets the maximal number of unused threads to @a max_threads.
   * If @a max_threads is -1, no limit is imposed on the number of unused threads.
   * @param max_threads Maximal number of unused threads.
   */
  static void set_max_unused_threads(int max_threads);

  /** Returns the maximal allowed number of unused threads.
   * @return The maximal number of unused threads.
   */
  static int get_max_unused_threads();

  /** Returns the number of currently unused threads.
   * @return The number of currently unused threads.
   */
  static unsigned int get_num_unused_threads();

  /** Stops all currently unused threads.
   * This does not change the maximal number of unused threads.  This function can
   * be used to regularly stop all unused threads e.g. from Glib::signal_timeout().
   */
  static void stop_unused_threads();

  GThreadPool*       gobj()       { return gobject_; }
  const GThreadPool* gobj() const { return gobject_; }

#ifndef DOXYGEN_SHOULD_SKIP_THIS
  class SlotList;
#endif

private:
  GThreadPool* gobject_;
  SlotList*    slot_list_;

  ThreadPool(const ThreadPool&);
  ThreadPool& operator=(const ThreadPool&);
};

/** @} group ThreadPools */


/***************************************************************************/
/*  inline implementation                                                  */
/***************************************************************************/

#ifndef DOXYGEN_SHOULD_SKIP_THIS

/**** Glib::Private ********************************************************/


#endif /* DOXYGEN_SHOULD_SKIP_THIS */

} // namespace Glib


#endif /* _GLIBMM_THREADPOOL_H */


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