Library for pooling resources like connections, threads, or similar
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Library resource-pooling
type 'a t

A pool containing elements of type 'a.

val create : ?validate:( 'a -> bool Lwt.t ) -> ?check:( exn -> 'a -> bool Lwt.t ) -> ?dispose:( 'a -> unit Lwt.t ) -> int -> ( unit -> 'a Lwt.t ) -> 'a t

create n ?check ?validate ?dispose f creates a new pool with at most n elements. f is used to create a new pool element. Elements are created on demand and re-used until disposed of. f may raise the exception Resource_invalid to signal a failed resource creation. In this case use will re-attempt to create the resource (according to creation_attempts).

  • parameter validate

    is called each time a pool element is accessed by use, before the element is provided to use's callback. If validate element resolves to true the element is considered valid and is passed to the callback for use as-is. If validate element resolves to false the tested pool element is passed to dispose then dropped, with a new one is created to take element's place in the pool.

  • parameter check

    is called after the resolution of use's callback when the resolution is a failed promise. check element is_ok must call is_ok exactly once with true if element is still valid and false otherwise. If check calls is_ok false then dispose will be run on element and the element will not be returned to the pool.

  • parameter dispose

    is used as described above and by clear to dispose of all elements in a pool. dispose is not guaranteed to be called on the elements in a pool when the pool is garbage collected. clear should be used if the elements of the pool need to be explicitly disposed of.

val set_max : 'a t -> int -> unit

set the maximum size of the pool

exception Resource_invalid of {
safe : bool;

exception to be thrown by the function supplied to use when a resource is no longer valid and therefore to be disposed of; safe determines whether it is safe to relaunch the function supplied to use. Typically this refers to whether side-effects (that should not occur a second time) have been effectuated before the exception was raised.

val use : ?creation_attempts:int -> ?usage_attempts:int -> 'a t -> ( 'a -> 'b Lwt.t ) -> 'b Lwt.t

use p f requests one free element of the pool p and gives it to the function f. The element is put back into the pool after the promise created by f completes.

In case the resource supplied to f is no longer valid, f can throw a Resource_invalid exception in which case the resource is disposed of.

The parameter creation_attempts (default: 1) controls the number of resource creation attempts that are made in case the creation function raises the Resource_invalid exception.

The parameter usage_attempts (default: 1) controls the number of attempts that are made in case f raises the Resource_invalid exception with safe set to true. After each attempt the resource is disposed of.

In the case that p is exhausted and the maximum number of elements is reached, use will wait until one becomes free.

val clear : 'a t -> unit Lwt.t

clear p will clear all elements in p, calling the dispose function associated with p on each of the cleared elements. Any elements from p which are currently in use will be disposed of once they are released.

The next call to use p after clear p guarantees a freshly created pool element.

Disposals are performed sequentially in an undefined order.

exception Resource_limit_exceeded
val add : ?omit_max_check:bool -> 'a t -> 'a -> unit

By add p c you can add an existing resource element c to pool p. This function may raise a Resource_limit_exceeded exception. If omit_max_check is true (default: false), then this exception will not be raised. Instead the maximum number of resources might be exceeded and more than p.max elements will be available to the user.

val wait_queue_length : _ t -> int

wait_queue_length p returns the number of use requests currently waiting for an element of the pool p to become available.

val wait_queue_delay : _ t -> float

wait_queue_length p returns the age of the oldest use request currently waiting for an element of the pool p to become available.