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1   /*
2    * Copyright 2015 The Netty Project
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16  package io.netty.channel.pool;
17  
18  import io.netty.channel.Channel;
19  import io.netty.util.concurrent.Future;
20  import io.netty.util.concurrent.Promise;
21  
22  import java.io.Closeable;
23  import java.io.IOException;
24  
25  /**
26   * Allows to acquire and release {@link Channel} and so act as a pool of these.
27   */
28  public interface ChannelPool extends Closeable {
29  
30      /**
31       * Acquire a {@link Channel} from this {@link ChannelPool}. The returned {@link Future} is notified once
32       * the acquire is successful and failed otherwise.
33       *
34       * <strong>Its important that an acquired is always released to the pool again, even if the {@link Channel}
35       * is explicitly closed..</strong>
36       */
37      Future<Channel> acquire();
38  
39      /**
40       * Acquire a {@link Channel} from this {@link ChannelPool}. The given {@link Promise} is notified once
41       * the acquire is successful and failed otherwise.
42       *
43       * <strong>Its important that an acquired is always released to the pool again, even if the {@link Channel}
44       * is explicitly closed..</strong>
45       */
46      Future<Channel> acquire(Promise<Channel> promise);
47  
48      /**
49       * Release a {@link Channel} back to this {@link ChannelPool}. The returned {@link Future} is notified once
50       * the release is successful and failed otherwise. When failed the {@link Channel} will automatically closed.
51       */
52      Future<Void> release(Channel channel);
53  
54      /**
55       * Release a {@link Channel} back to this {@link ChannelPool}. The given {@link Promise} is notified once
56       * the release is successful and failed otherwise. When failed the {@link Channel} will automatically closed.
57       */
58      Future<Void> release(Channel channel, Promise<Void> promise);
59  
60      @Override
61      void close();
62  }