Class: ConditionVariable

Inherits:
Object
  • Object
show all
Defined in:
lib/thread.rb

Overview

ConditionVariable objects augment class Mutex. Using condition variables, it is possible to suspend while in the middle of a critical section until a resource becomes available.

Example:

require 'thread'

mutex = Mutex.new
resource = ConditionVariable.new

a = Thread.new {
  mutex.synchronize {
    # Thread 'a' now needs the resource
    resource.wait(mutex)
    # 'a' can now have the resource
  }
}

b = Thread.new {
  mutex.synchronize {
    # Thread 'b' has finished using the resource
    resource.signal
  }
}

Instance Method Summary collapse

Constructor Details

#initializeConditionVariable

Creates a new ConditionVariable



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# File 'lib/thread.rb', line 54

def initialize
  @waiters = []
  @waiters_mutex = Mutex.new
end

Instance Method Details

#broadcastObject

Wakes up all threads waiting for this lock.



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# File 'lib/thread.rb', line 92

def broadcast
  # TODO: imcomplete
  waiters0 = nil
  @waiters_mutex.synchronize do
    waiters0 = @waiters.dup
    @waiters.clear
  end
  for t in waiters0
    begin
      t.run
    rescue ThreadError
    end
  end
  self
end

#signalObject

Wakes up the first thread in line waiting for this lock.



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# File 'lib/thread.rb', line 79

def signal
  begin
    t = @waiters_mutex.synchronize { @waiters.shift }
    t.run if t
  rescue ThreadError
    retry
  end
  self
end

#wait(mutex, timeout = nil) ⇒ Object

Releases the lock held in mutex and waits; reacquires the lock on wakeup.

If timeout is given, this method returns after timeout seconds passed, even if no other thread doesn't signal.



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# File 'lib/thread.rb', line 65

def wait(mutex, timeout=nil)
  begin
    # TODO: mutex should not be used
    @waiters_mutex.synchronize do
      @waiters.push(Thread.current)
    end
    mutex.sleep timeout
  end
  self
end