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thread-utils

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Some SRFI 18 related utility routines.

Rather Chicken centric.

Thread Reaper

Allows a thread to be joined to the primordial thread asynchronously.

Usage

(require-extension thread-reaper)

thread-reap!

thread-reap! THREADprocedure

Queues the supplied THREAD for reaping.

thread-reaper-stop!

thread-reaper-stop!procedure

Processes any threads queued for reaping and terminates the reaper.

thread-reaper-timeout

thread-reaper-timeoutprocedure
thread-reaper-timeout SECONDSprocedure

Gets and sets the number of seconds to wait for a thread to quit. The default is #f or wait till termination. Should threads submitted to the reaper be known to "run off with the cpu" then something other than wait forever is warranted.

thread-reaper-retries

thread-reaper-retriesprocedure
thread-reaper-retries SECONDSprocedure

Gets and sets the number of attempts to wait for a thread to quit.

Default is 1.

thread-reaper-greedy

thread-reaper-greedyprocedure
thread-reaper-greedy FLAGprocedure

Gets and sets the reaper greedy mode. When greedy the queue is exhausted whenever possible. Otherwise only one queue item is processed per time-slice.

Default is #f.

thread-reaper-wait-seconds

thread-reaper-wait-secondsprocedure
thread-reaper-wait-seconds SECONDSprocedure

Gets and sets the number of seconds to wait before another attempt by the reaper. The default is 1.0.

thread-reaper-quantum

thread-reaper-quantumprocedure
thread-reaper-quantum MILLISECONDSprocedure

Gets and sets the time-slice for the reaper.

Default is 2500.

thread-reaper-shutdown?

thread-reaper-shutdown?procedure

Is the reaper shutting down?

Thread Utilities

Usage

(require-extension thread-utils)

print-exception-error

print-exception-error EXN #!optional THREAD PORTprocedure

Prints the error EXN and the current call chain. The message header is supplied by thread-warning-message. This routine duplicates the uncaught exception in a thread handling behavior of Chicken. Useful for caught exceptions that cannot in fact be handled.

The EXN is a condition or any other object. The default for THREAD is the (current-thread). The default for PORT is the (current-error-port).

print-exception-warning

print-exception-warning EXN #!optional THREAD PORTprocedure

Invokes print-exception-error when warnings are enabled.

The EXN is a condition or any other object. The default for THREAD is the (current-thread). The default for PORT is the (current-error-port).

thread-warning-message

thread-warning-message THREADprocedure

Returns the string "Warning (<THREAD>): ".

thread-timeout?

check-timeout

error-timeout

thread-timeout? OBJECTprocedure
check-timeout LOCATION OBJECT #!optional ARGUMENT-NAMEprocedure
error-timeout LOCATION OBJECT #!optional ARGUMENT-NAMEprocedure

Is the OBJECT a thread-timeout object? A thread-timeout is #f, a number, or a SRFI 18 time object.

make-thread-timeout

make-thread-timeout OFFSET #!optional BASEprocedure

Returns the SRFI 18 time object representing the OFFSET + BASE. The BASE is a thread-timeout object with default (current-time).

Should OFFSET be #f or a time object the BASE is ignored and OFFSET is returned. Assumes an absolute OFFSET indicates a timeout already calculated.

check-thread

error-thread

check-thread LOCATION OBJECT #!optional ARGUMENT-NAMEprocedure
error-thread LOCATION OBJECT #!optional ARGUMENT-NAMEprocedure

Type checking for thread.

thread-created?

thread-ready?

thread-running?

thread-blocked?

thread-suspended?

thread-sleeping?

thread-terminated?

thread-dead?

thread-created? THREADprocedure
thread-ready? THREADprocedure
thread-running? THREADprocedure
thread-blocked? THREADprocedure
thread-suspended? THREADprocedure
thread-sleeping? THREADprocedure
thread-terminated? THREADprocedure
thread-dead? THREADprocedure

Is the THREAD in the indicated state?

thread-obstructed?

thread-obstructed? THREADprocedure

Is the THREAD blocked or sleeping?

thread-state=?

thread-state=? THREAD TOKENprocedure

Does the state token of the THREAD equal the supplied TOKEN.

thread-blocked?/termination

thread-blocked?/io

thread-blocked?/timeout

thread-blocked?/termination THREADprocedure
thread-blocked?/io THREADprocedure
thread-blocked?/timeout THREADprocedure

Is the THREAD in the indicated blocking state?

thread-unblock!

thread-unblock! THREADprocedure

Attempts to cleanly unblock the THREAD.

Currently only threads blocked for timeout can be unblocked. Threads blocked for any other reason are ignored.

Bugs & Limitations

- thread-reaper-timeout & thread-reaper-retries are poorly named.

Notes

Requirements

miscmacros synch thread-utils record-variants check-errors

Author

Kon Lovett

Version history

1.0.2
"Fix" for ticket #981. Added thread-reaper-wait-seconds.
1.0.1
Use compiled setup-helper (& un-hide).
1.0.0
Moved from srfi-27 into own extension.

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