Package akka.routing

Class BalancingPool

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Pool, RouterConfig,, scala.Equals, scala.Product

    public final class BalancingPool
    extends java.lang.Object
    implements Pool, scala.Product,
    A router pool that will try to redistribute work from busy routees to idle routees. All routees share the same mailbox.

    Although the technique used in this implementation is commonly known as "work stealing", the actual implementation is probably best described as "work donating" because the actor of which work is being stolen takes the initiative.

    The configuration parameter trumps the constructor arguments. This means that if you provide nrOfInstances during instantiation they will be ignored if the router is defined in the configuration file for the actor being used.

    Supervision Setup

    Any routees that are created by a router will be created as the router's children. The router is therefore also the children's supervisor.

    The supervision strategy of the router actor can be configured with withSupervisorStrategy( If no strategy is provided, routers default to a strategy of “always escalate”. This means that errors are passed up to the router's supervisor for handling.

    The router's supervisor will treat the error as an error with the router itself. Therefore a directive to stop or restart will cause the router itself to stop or restart. The router, in turn, will cause its children to stop and restart.

    param: nrOfInstances initial number of routees in the pool

    param: supervisorStrategy strategy for supervising the routees, see 'Supervision Setup'

    param: routerDispatcher dispatcher to use for the router head actor, which handles supervision, death watch and router management messages

    See Also:
    Serialized Form
    • Constructor Detail

      • BalancingPool

        public BalancingPool​(int nrOfInstances,
                             SupervisorStrategy supervisorStrategy,
                             java.lang.String routerDispatcher)
      • BalancingPool

        public BalancingPool​(com.typesafe.config.Config config)
      • BalancingPool

        public BalancingPool​(int nr)
        Java API
        nr - initial number of routees in the pool
    • Method Detail

      • $lessinit$greater$default$2

        public static SupervisorStrategy $lessinit$greater$default$2()
      • $lessinit$greater$default$3

        public static java.lang.String $lessinit$greater$default$3()
      • apply$default$3

        public static java.lang.String apply$default$3()
      • nrOfInstances

        public int nrOfInstances()
      • supervisorStrategy

        public SupervisorStrategy supervisorStrategy()
        Description copied from interface: Pool
        SupervisorStrategy for the head actor, i.e. for supervising the routees of the pool.
        Specified by:
        supervisorStrategy in interface Pool
      • routerDispatcher

        public java.lang.String routerDispatcher()
        Description copied from interface: RouterConfig
        Dispatcher ID to use for running the “head” actor, which handles supervision, death watch and router management messages
        Specified by:
        routerDispatcher in interface RouterConfig
      • createRouter

        public Router createRouter​(ActorSystem system)
        Description copied from interface: RouterConfig
        Create the actual router, responsible for routing messages to routees.

        Specified by:
        createRouter in interface RouterConfig
        system - the ActorSystem this router belongs to
      • withSupervisorStrategy

        public BalancingPool withSupervisorStrategy​(SupervisorStrategy strategy)
        Setting the supervisor strategy to be used for the “head” Router actor.
      • withDispatcher

        public BalancingPool withDispatcher​(java.lang.String dispatcherId)
        Setting the dispatcher to be used for the router head actor, which handles supervision, death watch and router management messages.
      • nrOfInstances

        public int nrOfInstances​(ActorSystem sys)
        Description copied from interface: Pool
        Initial number of routee instances
        Specified by:
        nrOfInstances in interface Pool
      • resizer

        public scala.Option<Resizer> resizer()
        Resizer cannot be used together with BalancingPool
        Specified by:
        resizer in interface Pool
      • copy$default$1

        public int copy$default$1()
      • copy$default$3

        public java.lang.String copy$default$3()
      • productPrefix

        public java.lang.String productPrefix()
        Specified by:
        productPrefix in interface scala.Product
      • productArity

        public int productArity()
        Specified by:
        productArity in interface scala.Product
      • productElement

        public java.lang.Object productElement​(int x$1)
        Specified by:
        productElement in interface scala.Product
      • productIterator

        public scala.collection.Iterator<java.lang.Object> productIterator()
        Specified by:
        productIterator in interface scala.Product
      • canEqual

        public boolean canEqual​(java.lang.Object x$1)
        Specified by:
        canEqual in interface scala.Equals
      • productElementName

        public java.lang.String productElementName​(int x$1)
        Specified by:
        productElementName in interface scala.Product
      • hashCode

        public int hashCode()
        hashCode in class java.lang.Object
      • toString

        public java.lang.String toString()
        toString in class java.lang.Object
      • equals

        public boolean equals​(java.lang.Object x$1)
        Specified by:
        equals in interface scala.Equals
        equals in class java.lang.Object