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Lift Framework example source code file (LAPinger.scala)

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actorpinger, boolean, long, pingerexception, pingerexception, scheduledfuture, string, string, tf, thread, thread, threadfactory, threading, threads, unit, unit

The Lift Framework LAPinger.scala source code

 * Copyright 2007-2011 WorldWide Conferencing, LLC
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 * You may obtain a copy of the License at
 *     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
 * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
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 * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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package net.liftweb
package actor

import java.util.concurrent._

 * Rules for dealing with thread pools, both in lift-actor and
 * in lift-util
object ThreadPoolRules {
   * When threads are created in the thread factories, should
   * they null the context class loader.  By default false,
   * but it you set it to true, Tomcat complains less about stuff.
   * Must be set in the first line of Boot.scala
  @volatile var nullContextClassLoader: Boolean = false

 * The ActorPing object schedules an actor to be ping-ed with a given message at specific intervals.
 * The schedule methods return a ScheduledFuture object which can be cancelled if necessary
object LAPinger {

  /**The underlying <code>java.util.concurrent.ScheduledExecutor */
  private var service = Executors.newSingleThreadScheduledExecutor(TF)

   * Re-create the underlying <code>SingleThreadScheduledExecutor
  def restart: Unit = synchronized {
    if ((service eq null) || service.isShutdown)
      service = Executors.newSingleThreadScheduledExecutor(TF)

   * Shut down the underlying <code>SingleThreadScheduledExecutor
  def shutdown: Unit = synchronized {

   * Schedules the sending of a message to occur after the specified delay.
   * @return a <code>ScheduledFuture which sends the msg to
   * the <code>to Actor after the specified TimeSpan delay.
  def schedule[T](to: SpecializedLiftActor[T], msg: T, delay: Long): ScheduledFuture[Unit] = {
    val r = new Callable[Unit] {
      def call: Unit = {
        to ! msg
    try {
      service.schedule(r, delay, TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS)
    } catch {
      case e: RejectedExecutionException => throw PingerException(msg + " could not be scheduled on " + to, e)


 * Exception thrown if a ping can't be scheduled.
case class PingerException(msg: String, e: Throwable) extends RuntimeException(msg, e)

private object TF extends ThreadFactory {
  val threadFactory = Executors.defaultThreadFactory()

  def newThread(r: Runnable): Thread = {
    val d: Thread = threadFactory.newThread(r)
    d setName "ActorPinger"
    d setDaemon true
    if (ThreadPoolRules.nullContextClassLoader) {
      d setContextClassLoader null

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