Interface ManagedThreadFactory

  • All Superinterfaces:

    public interface ManagedThreadFactory
    extends java.util.concurrent.ThreadFactory
    A manageable version of a ThreadFactory.

    A ManagedThreadFactory extends the Java™ SE ThreadFactory to provide a method for creating threads for execution in a Java™ EE environment. Implementations of the ManagedThreadFactory are provided by a Java™ EE Product Provider. Application Component Providers use the Java Naming and Directory Interface™ (JNDI) to look-up instances of one or more ManagedThreadFactory objects using resource environment references.

    The Concurrency Utilities for Java™ EE specification describes several behaviors that a ManagedThreadFactory can implement. The Application Component Provider and Deployer identify these requirements and map the resource environment reference appropriately.

    Threads returned from the newThread() method should implement the ManageableThread interface. The Runnable task that is allocated to the new thread using the ThreadFactory.newThread(Runnable) method will run with the application component context of the component instance that created (looked-up) this ManagedThreadFactory instance.

    The task runs without an explicit transaction (they do not enlist in the application component's transaction). If a transaction is required, use a javax.transaction.UserTransaction instance. A UserTransaction instance is available in JNDI using the name: "java:comp/UserTransaction"


     public run() {
       // Begin of task
       InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext();
       UserTransaction ut = (UserTransaction) ctx.lookup("java:comp/UserTransaction");
       // Perform transactional business logic
    A ManagedThreadFactory can be used with Java SE ExecutorService implementations directly.


     * Create a ThreadPoolExecutor using a ManagedThreadFactory.
     * Resource Mappings:
     *  type:      javax.enterprise.concurrent.ManagedThreadFactory
     *  jndi-name: concurrent/tf/DefaultThreadFactory
     ManagedThreadFactory tf;
     public ExecutorService getManagedThreadPool() {
       // All threads will run as part of this application component.
       return new ThreadPoolExecutor(5, 10, 5, TimeUnit.SECONDS,
           new ArrayBlockingQueue<Runnable>(10), tf);

    • Method Summary

      • Methods inherited from interface java.util.concurrent.ThreadFactory