Pool

  1. Pool
    1. Description
    2. Author
    3. Documentation
      1. Procedures
    4. Examples
    5. License

Description

A library providing a pool datatype and functions for handling them in a thread-safe manner.

Author

Moritz Heidkamp

Documentation

A pool is a set of values which are supposed to be used by multiple threads in an arbitrary order. It is commonly used for scarce resources which must be used by many consumers at the same time, e.g. database connections shared in a multi threaded web server.

Procedures

[procedure] (make-pool values)

Returns a pool of the given list of values.

[procedure] (call-with-value-from-pool pool proc)

Locks one value in the given pool (possibly waiting in case all values are currently locked) and calls proc with this value as its argument.

[procedure] (call-with-value-from-pool-in-thread pool proc)

Does the same as call-with-value-from-pool but runs proc in a new thread and returns the respective thread.

Examples

(use pool srfi-18)

;; create a pool with some values
(define pool (make-pool '(foo bar baz)))

;; we want to use a value from the pool
(call-with-value-from-pool pool 
  ;; a is the first available value from the pool locked by a mutex
  ;; while this lambda is executed
  (lambda (a)
    ;; so this would print "foo"
    (print a)
    (thread-join! (call-with-value-from-pool-in-thread pool
		    (lambda (b)
		      ;; since the first value in the pool is still locked and we
		      ;; are now in a different thread, we get the next available
		      ;; value, in this case "bar", again locked by a mutex
		      (print b)))))

  (call-with-value-from-pool pool 
    (lambda (c)
      ;; we are back in the primordial thread here so we'll get foo
      ;; again since we already have a lock on it
      (print c))))

License

 Copyright (c) 2010, Moritz Heidkamp
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