Class EnhancedThreadSignalHandler

All Implemented Interfaces:
InterruptHandler, SignalHandler, Action

public class EnhancedThreadSignalHandler
extends AbstractSignalHandler
implements InterruptHandler
An extension to the thread signal handler that supports any number of signals. When a signal is recieved it will call Thread.interrupt() on the worker thread. This signal handler is also registered as an interrupt handler with ThreadSignalHandler.setInterruptHandler(InterruptHandler), and will throw a SignalReceivedException when interrupted.

When the worker thread becomes aware of the notification it should call getReceivedSignals() or hasReceived(Signal) to find out which signal that was sent and then take the proper action.

There are usually three different ways to get a notification about the signal:

// ... code in worker thread
boolean done = false;
boolean interrupted = false;
while (!done && !interrupted)
      done = doSomeWork(); // NOTE! This must not take forever!
   catch (SignalReceivedException ex)
        // This exception can be thrown from BASE core when a thread is interrupted
        interrupted = true;
   catch (InterruptedException ex)
      // NOTE! Try-catch is only needed if thread calls a blocking method 
      interrupted = true;
if (interrupted)
        if (threadSignalHandler.hasReceived(Signal.SHUTDOWN))
                // save current state so that we can continue when the system
                // is up and running again
Last modified
$Date: 2015-05-12 11:27:08 +0200 (ti, 12 maj 2015) $
  • Field Details

    • logger

      private static final org.slf4j.Logger logger
      Log signals processing.
    • received

      private final List<Signal> received
    • workerThread

      private Thread workerThread
      The worker thread that should be interrupted when a signal is received.
  • Constructor Details

    • EnhancedThreadSignalHandler

      public EnhancedThreadSignalHandler​(Collection<Signal> supported)
      Create a new signal handler that supports the specified signals.
      supported - A collection with the signals that are initially supported. More signals can be added with AbstractSignalHandler.addSignal(Signal)
    • EnhancedThreadSignalHandler

      public EnhancedThreadSignalHandler​(Signal... supported)
      Create a signal handler that supports the specified signals.
      supported - An array with the signals that are initially supported. More signals can be added with AbstractSignalHandler.addSignal(Signal)
  • Method Details

    • handleSignal

      public void handleSignal​(Signal signal)
      When a supported signal is received Thread.interrupt() is called on the worker thread that was registered when this object was created. Note that this method is called from a different thread. The worker thread is busy doing something else. If the worker thread has already ended, this method does nothing. It is the responsibility of the worker thread to regularly check with this signal handler if it has recieved any signals.
      Specified by:
      handleSignal in interface SignalHandler
      signal - The signal
      UnsupportedSignalException - If signal is not supported
    • handleInterrupt

      public void handleInterrupt()
      Throws a SignalReceivedException if one ore more signals has been received.
      Specified by:
      handleInterrupt in interface InterruptHandler
    • setWorkerThread

      public void setWorkerThread()
      Set the worker thread to the current thread. This will also register this object as an interrupt handler with ThreadSignalHandler.setInterruptHandler(InterruptHandler).
    • hasReceivedSignals

      public boolean hasReceivedSignals()
      Check if any signals has been received by this handler.
      TRUE if at least one signal has been received, FALSE otherwise
    • getReceivedSignals

      public List<Signal> getReceivedSignals()
      Get the list of received signals. Calling this method clears the internal list and if no signals are received in the meantime, the next call to this method will return null.
      A list with signals in the order they were received, or null if no signals has been received
    • checkForSignals

      public void checkForSignals()
      If at least one signal has been received a SignalReceivedException is thrown. This method clears the received signals.
    • hasReceived

      public boolean hasReceived​(Signal signal)
      Check if the given signal has been received by this signal handler.
      signal - The signal to check for
      TRUE if the signal has been received, FALSE otherwise