Source code for tornado.concurrent

#!/usr/bin/env python
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"""Utilities for working with threads and ``Futures``.

``Futures`` are a pattern for concurrent programming introduced in
Python 3.2 in the `concurrent.futures` package (this package has also
been backported to older versions of Python and can be installed with
``pip install futures``).  Tornado will use `concurrent.futures.Future` if
it is available; otherwise it will use a compatible class defined in this
from __future__ import absolute_import, division, print_function, with_statement

import functools
import platform
import traceback
import sys

from tornado.log import app_log
from tornado.stack_context import ExceptionStackContext, wrap
from tornado.util import raise_exc_info, ArgReplacer

    from concurrent import futures
except ImportError:
    futures = None

# Can the garbage collector handle cycles that include __del__ methods?
# This is true in cpython beginning with version 3.4 (PEP 442).
_GC_CYCLE_FINALIZERS = (platform.python_implementation() == 'CPython' and
                        sys.version_info >= (3, 4))

class ReturnValueIgnoredError(Exception):

# This class and associated code in the future object is derived
# from the Trollius project, a backport of asyncio to Python 2.x - 3.x

class _TracebackLogger(object):
    """Helper to log a traceback upon destruction if not cleared.

    This solves a nasty problem with Futures and Tasks that have an
    exception set: if nobody asks for the exception, the exception is
    never logged.  This violates the Zen of Python: 'Errors should
    never pass silently.  Unless explicitly silenced.'

    However, we don't want to log the exception as soon as
    set_exception() is called: if the calling code is written
    properly, it will get the exception and handle it properly.  But
    we *do* want to log it if result() or exception() was never called
    -- otherwise developers waste a lot of time wondering why their
    buggy code fails silently.

    An earlier attempt added a __del__() method to the Future class
    itself, but this backfired because the presence of __del__()
    prevents garbage collection from breaking cycles.  A way out of
    this catch-22 is to avoid having a __del__() method on the Future
    class itself, but instead to have a reference to a helper object
    with a __del__() method that logs the traceback, where we ensure
    that the helper object doesn't participate in cycles, and only the
    Future has a reference to it.

    The helper object is added when set_exception() is called.  When
    the Future is collected, and the helper is present, the helper
    object is also collected, and its __del__() method will log the
    traceback.  When the Future's result() or exception() method is
    called (and a helper object is present), it removes the the helper
    object, after calling its clear() method to prevent it from

    One downside is that we do a fair amount of work to extract the
    traceback from the exception, even when it is never logged.  It
    would seem cheaper to just store the exception object, but that
    references the traceback, which references stack frames, which may
    reference the Future, which references the _TracebackLogger, and
    then the _TracebackLogger would be included in a cycle, which is
    what we're trying to avoid!  As an optimization, we don't
    immediately format the exception; we only do the work when
    activate() is called, which call is delayed until after all the
    Future's callbacks have run.  Since usually a Future has at least
    one callback (typically set by 'yield From') and usually that
    callback extracts the callback, thereby removing the need to
    format the exception.

    PS. I don't claim credit for this solution.  I first heard of it
    in a discussion about closing files when they are collected.

    __slots__ = ('exc_info', 'formatted_tb')

    def __init__(self, exc_info):
        self.exc_info = exc_info
        self.formatted_tb = None

    def activate(self):
        exc_info = self.exc_info
        if exc_info is not None:
            self.exc_info = None
            self.formatted_tb = traceback.format_exception(*exc_info)

    def clear(self):
        self.exc_info = None
        self.formatted_tb = None

    def __del__(self):
        if self.formatted_tb:
            app_log.error('Future exception was never retrieved: %s',

[docs]class Future(object): """Placeholder for an asynchronous result. A ``Future`` encapsulates the result of an asynchronous operation. In synchronous applications ``Futures`` are used to wait for the result from a thread or process pool; in Tornado they are normally used with `.IOLoop.add_future` or by yielding them in a `.gen.coroutine`. `tornado.concurrent.Future` is similar to `concurrent.futures.Future`, but not thread-safe (and therefore faster for use with single-threaded event loops). In addition to ``exception`` and ``set_exception``, methods ``exc_info`` and ``set_exc_info`` are supported to capture tracebacks in Python 2. The traceback is automatically available in Python 3, but in the Python 2 futures backport this information is discarded. This functionality was previously available in a separate class ``TracebackFuture``, which is now a deprecated alias for this class. .. versionchanged:: 4.0 `tornado.concurrent.Future` is always a thread-unsafe ``Future`` with support for the ``exc_info`` methods. Previously it would be an alias for the thread-safe `concurrent.futures.Future` if that package was available and fall back to the thread-unsafe implementation if it was not. .. versionchanged:: 4.1 If a `.Future` contains an error but that error is never observed (by calling ``result()``, ``exception()``, or ``exc_info()``), a stack trace will be logged when the `.Future` is garbage collected. This normally indicates an error in the application, but in cases where it results in undesired logging it may be necessary to suppress the logging by ensuring that the exception is observed: ``f.add_done_callback(lambda f: f.exception())``. """ def __init__(self): self._done = False self._result = None self._exc_info = None self._log_traceback = False # Used for Python >= 3.4 self._tb_logger = None # Used for Python <= 3.3 self._callbacks = []
[docs] def cancel(self): """Cancel the operation, if possible. Tornado ``Futures`` do not support cancellation, so this method always returns False. """ return False
[docs] def cancelled(self): """Returns True if the operation has been cancelled. Tornado ``Futures`` do not support cancellation, so this method always returns False. """ return False
[docs] def running(self): """Returns True if this operation is currently running.""" return not self._done
[docs] def done(self): """Returns True if the future has finished running.""" return self._done
def _clear_tb_log(self): self._log_traceback = False if self._tb_logger is not None: self._tb_logger.clear() self._tb_logger = None
[docs] def result(self, timeout=None): """If the operation succeeded, return its result. If it failed, re-raise its exception. """ self._clear_tb_log() if self._result is not None: return self._result if self._exc_info is not None: raise_exc_info(self._exc_info) self._check_done() return self._result
[docs] def exception(self, timeout=None): """If the operation raised an exception, return the `Exception` object. Otherwise returns None. """ self._clear_tb_log() if self._exc_info is not None: return self._exc_info[1] else: self._check_done() return None
[docs] def add_done_callback(self, fn): """Attaches the given callback to the `Future`. It will be invoked with the `Future` as its argument when the Future has finished running and its result is available. In Tornado consider using `.IOLoop.add_future` instead of calling `add_done_callback` directly. """ if self._done: fn(self) else: self._callbacks.append(fn)
[docs] def set_result(self, result): """Sets the result of a ``Future``. It is undefined to call any of the ``set`` methods more than once on the same object. """ self._result = result self._set_done()
[docs] def set_exception(self, exception): """Sets the exception of a ``Future.``""" self.set_exc_info( (exception.__class__, exception, getattr(exception, '__traceback__', None)))
[docs] def exc_info(self): """Returns a tuple in the same format as `sys.exc_info` or None. .. versionadded:: 4.0 """ self._clear_tb_log() return self._exc_info
[docs] def set_exc_info(self, exc_info): """Sets the exception information of a ``Future.`` Preserves tracebacks on Python 2. .. versionadded:: 4.0 """ self._exc_info = exc_info self._log_traceback = True if not _GC_CYCLE_FINALIZERS: self._tb_logger = _TracebackLogger(exc_info) try: self._set_done() finally: # Activate the logger after all callbacks have had a # chance to call result() or exception(). if self._log_traceback and self._tb_logger is not None: self._tb_logger.activate() self._exc_info = exc_info
def _check_done(self): if not self._done: raise Exception("DummyFuture does not support blocking for results") def _set_done(self): self._done = True for cb in self._callbacks: try: cb(self) except Exception: app_log.exception('exception calling callback %r for %r', cb, self) self._callbacks = None # On Python 3.3 or older, objects with a destructor part of a reference # cycle are never destroyed. It's no longer the case on Python 3.4 thanks to # the PEP 442. if _GC_CYCLE_FINALIZERS: def __del__(self): if not self._log_traceback: # set_exception() was not called, or result() or exception() # has consumed the exception return tb = traceback.format_exception(*self._exc_info) app_log.error('Future %r exception was never retrieved: %s', self, ''.join(tb).rstrip())
TracebackFuture = Future if futures is None: FUTURES = Future else: FUTURES = (futures.Future, Future) def is_future(x): return isinstance(x, FUTURES) class DummyExecutor(object): def submit(self, fn, *args, **kwargs): future = TracebackFuture() try: future.set_result(fn(*args, **kwargs)) except Exception: future.set_exc_info(sys.exc_info()) return future def shutdown(self, wait=True): pass dummy_executor = DummyExecutor()
[docs]def run_on_executor(fn): """Decorator to run a synchronous method asynchronously on an executor. The decorated method may be called with a ``callback`` keyword argument and returns a future. This decorator should be used only on methods of objects with attributes ``executor`` and ``io_loop``. """ @functools.wraps(fn) def wrapper(self, *args, **kwargs): callback = kwargs.pop("callback", None) future = self.executor.submit(fn, self, *args, **kwargs) if callback: self.io_loop.add_future(future, lambda future: callback(future.result())) return future return wrapper
_NO_RESULT = object()
[docs]def return_future(f): """Decorator to make a function that returns via callback return a `Future`. The wrapped function should take a ``callback`` keyword argument and invoke it with one argument when it has finished. To signal failure, the function can simply raise an exception (which will be captured by the `.StackContext` and passed along to the ``Future``). From the caller's perspective, the callback argument is optional. If one is given, it will be invoked when the function is complete with `Future.result()` as an argument. If the function fails, the callback will not be run and an exception will be raised into the surrounding `.StackContext`. If no callback is given, the caller should use the ``Future`` to wait for the function to complete (perhaps by yielding it in a `.gen.engine` function, or passing it to `.IOLoop.add_future`). Usage:: @return_future def future_func(arg1, arg2, callback): # Do stuff (possibly asynchronous) callback(result) @gen.engine def caller(callback): yield future_func(arg1, arg2) callback() Note that ``@return_future`` and ``@gen.engine`` can be applied to the same function, provided ``@return_future`` appears first. However, consider using ``@gen.coroutine`` instead of this combination. """ replacer = ArgReplacer(f, 'callback') @functools.wraps(f) def wrapper(*args, **kwargs): future = TracebackFuture() callback, args, kwargs = replacer.replace( lambda value=_NO_RESULT: future.set_result(value), args, kwargs) def handle_error(typ, value, tb): future.set_exc_info((typ, value, tb)) return True exc_info = None with ExceptionStackContext(handle_error): try: result = f(*args, **kwargs) if result is not None: raise ReturnValueIgnoredError( "@return_future should not be used with functions " "that return values") except: exc_info = sys.exc_info() raise if exc_info is not None: # If the initial synchronous part of f() raised an exception, # go ahead and raise it to the caller directly without waiting # for them to inspect the Future. future.result() # If the caller passed in a callback, schedule it to be called # when the future resolves. It is important that this happens # just before we return the future, or else we risk confusing # stack contexts with multiple exceptions (one here with the # immediate exception, and again when the future resolves and # the callback triggers its exception by calling future.result()). if callback is not None: def run_callback(future): result = future.result() if result is _NO_RESULT: callback() else: callback(future.result()) future.add_done_callback(wrap(run_callback)) return future return wrapper
[docs]def chain_future(a, b): """Chain two futures together so that when one completes, so does the other. The result (success or failure) of ``a`` will be copied to ``b``, unless ``b`` has already been completed or cancelled by the time ``a`` finishes. """ def copy(future): assert future is a if b.done(): return if (isinstance(a, TracebackFuture) and isinstance(b, TracebackFuture) and a.exc_info() is not None): b.set_exc_info(a.exc_info()) elif a.exception() is not None: b.set_exception(a.exception()) else: b.set_result(a.result()) a.add_done_callback(copy)