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import java.util.concurrent.LinkedBlockingQueue;
import java.util.concurrent.RejectedExecutionException;
import java.util.concurrent.Semaphore;
import java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import org.slf4j.Logger;
import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory;
* An executor which blocks and prevents further tasks from
* being submitted to the pool when the queue is full.
* <p>
* Based on the BoundedExecutor example in:
* Brian Goetz, 2006. Java Concurrency in Practice. (Listing 8.4)
public class BlockingExecutor extends ThreadPoolExecutor {
private static final Logger LOGGER = LoggerFactory.
private final Semaphore semaphore;
* Creates a BlockingExecutor which will block and prevent further
* submission to the pool when the specified queue size has been reached.
* @param poolSize the number of the threads in the pool
* @param queueSize the size of the queue
public BlockingExecutor(final int poolSize, final int queueSize) {
super(poolSize, poolSize, 0L, TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS,
new LinkedBlockingQueue<Runnable>());
// the semaphore is bounding both the number of tasks currently executing
// and those queued up
semaphore = new Semaphore(poolSize + queueSize);
* Executes the given task.
* This method will block when the semaphore has no permits
* i.e. when the queue has reached its capacity.
public void execute(final Runnable task) {
boolean acquired = false;
do {
try {
acquired = true;
} catch (final InterruptedException e) {
LOGGER.warn("InterruptedException whilst aquiring semaphore", e);
} while (!acquired);
try {
} catch (final RejectedExecutionException e) {
throw e;
* Method invoked upon completion of execution of the given Runnable,
* by the thread that executed the task.
* Releases a semaphore permit.
protected void afterExecute(final Runnable r, final Throwable t) {
super.afterExecute(r, t);
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