public interface InterruptibleChannel extends Channel
A channel that implements this interface is asynchronously
closeable: If a thread is blocked in an I/O operation on an
interruptible channel then another thread may invoke the channel's
close method. This will cause the blocked thread to receive an
A channel that implements this interface is also interruptible:
If a thread is blocked in an I/O operation on an interruptible channel then
another thread may invoke the blocked thread's
interrupt method. This will cause the channel to be closed, the blocked
thread to receive a
ClosedByInterruptException, and the blocked
thread's interrupt status to be set.
If a thread's interrupt status is already set and it invokes a blocking
I/O operation upon a channel then the channel will be closed and the thread
will immediately receive a
ClosedByInterruptException; its interrupt
status will remain set.
A channel supports asynchronous closing and interruption if, and only if, it implements this interface. This can be tested at runtime, if necessary, via the instanceof operator.
void close() throws IOException
Any thread currently blocked in an I/O operation upon this channel
will receive an
This method otherwise behaves exactly as specified by the
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