public class InheritableThreadLocal<T> extends ThreadLocal<T>
This class extends
ThreadLocal to provide inheritance of values from parent thread to child thread: when a child thread is created, the child receives initial values for all inheritable thread-local variables for which the parent has values. Normally the child's values will be identical to the parent's; however, the child's value can be made an arbitrary function of the parent's by overriding the
childValue method in this class.
Inheritable thread-local variables are used in preference to ordinary thread-local variables when the per-thread-attribute being maintained in the variable (e.g., User ID, Transaction ID) must be automatically transmitted to any child threads that are created.
Note: During the creation of a new
thread, it is possible to opt out of receiving initial values for inheritable thread-local variables.
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Computes the child's initial value for this inheritable thread-local variable as a function of the parent's value at the time the child thread is created.
Methods declared in class java.lang.ThreadLocal
get, initialValue, remove, set, withInitial
Methods declared in class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
protected T childValue(T parentValue)
Computes the child's initial value for this inheritable thread-local variable as a function of the parent's value at the time the child thread is created. This method is called from within the parent thread before the child is started.
This method merely returns its input argument, and should be overridden if a different behavior is desired.
parentValue- the parent thread's value
- the child thread's initial value