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Sidebar 10.2 Pipe communication
Java Pipe is a mechanism for thread communication. A pipe is a unidirectional
channel that connects two threads. One thread writes streams of data into the
pipe and the other thread reads them. The pipe has a buffer that stores data until
a thread reads them. Reading operations are blocking. When a thread wants to
read data from the pipe, it suspends its execution if the pipe is empty and resumes
its execution when another thread writes new data into the pipe. Thus, the pipe
mechanism can be used for thread synchronization. The code below implements
a simple application that uses the pipe mechanism. An instance of class Writer
sends an integer value through the pipe. An instance of class Reader waits for an
integer value from the pipe. Both classes, Writer and Reader , implement the
Runnable interface. Class Communication creates the input and output ends of the
pipe and initializes the writer and reader threads.
public class Writer implements Runnable {
PipeOutputStream output;
int counter # 0;
public Writer(PipeOutputStream o) { this .output # o; }
public void run() {
while ( true )
try {
counter !! ;
System.out.println("Sending " ! counter);
Thread.sleep(Math.round(Math.random()*2000.0 ! 500.0));
} catch (Exception e) {}
} }
public class Reader implements Runnable {
PipeInputStream input;
public Reader(PipeInputStream i) { this .input # i; }
public void run() {
while ( true )
try {
int value # ( int );
System.out.println("Receiving " ! value);
Thread.sleep(Math.round(Math.random()*2000.0 ! 500.0));
} catch (Exception e) {}
} }
public class Communication {
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
PipeInputStream input # new PipeInputStream();
PipeOutputStream output # new PipeOutputStream(input);
Thread writer # new Thread( new Writer(output));
Thread reader # new Thread( new Reader(input));
} }
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