Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.nio.channels
Interface InterruptibleChannel

All Superinterfaces:
Channel, Closeable
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractInterruptibleChannel, AbstractSelectableChannel, DatagramChannel, FileChannel, Pipe.SinkChannel, Pipe.SourceChannel, SelectableChannel, ServerSocketChannel, SocketChannel

public interface InterruptibleChannel
extends Channel

A channel that can be asynchronously closed and interrupted.

A channel that implements this interface is asynchronously closeable: If a thread is blocked in an I/O operation on an interruptible channel then another thread may invoke the channel's close method. This will cause the blocked thread to receive an AsynchronousCloseException.

A channel that implements this interface is also interruptible: If a thread is blocked in an I/O operation on an interruptible channel then another thread may invoke the blocked thread's interrupt method. This will cause the channel to be closed, the blocked thread to receive a ClosedByInterruptException, and the blocked thread's interrupt status to be set.

If a thread's interrupt status is already set and it invokes a blocking I/O operation upon a channel then the channel will be closed and the thread will immediately receive a ClosedByInterruptException; its interrupt status will remain set.

A channel supports asynchronous closing and interruption if, and only if, it implements this interface. This can be tested at runtime, if necessary, via the instanceof operator.

Since:
1.4

Method Summary
 void close()
          Closes this channel.
 
Methods inherited from interface java.nio.channels.Channel
isOpen
 

Method Detail

close

void close()
           throws IOException
Closes this channel.

Any thread currently blocked in an I/O operation upon this channel will receive an AsynchronousCloseException.

This method otherwise behaves exactly as specified by the Channel interface.

Specified by:
close in interface Channel
Specified by:
close in interface Closeable
Throws:
IOException - If an I/O error occurs

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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