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Timeout Observer

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import java.util.Enumeration;
import java.util.Vector;

 * Generalization of <code>ExecuteWatchdog</code>
 * @see org.apache.commons.exec.ExecuteWatchdog
public class Watchdog implements Runnable {

  private Vector observers = new Vector(1);

  private final long timeout;

  private boolean stopped = false;

  public Watchdog(final long timeout) {
    if (timeout < 1) {
      throw new IllegalArgumentException("timeout must not be less than 1.");
    this.timeout = timeout;

  public void addTimeoutObserver(final TimeoutObserver to) {

  public void removeTimeoutObserver(final TimeoutObserver to) {

  protected final void fireTimeoutOccured() {
    Enumeration e = observers.elements();
    while (e.hasMoreElements()) {
      ((TimeoutObserver) e.nextElement()).timeoutOccured(this);

  public synchronized void start() {
    stopped = false;
    Thread t = new Thread(this, "WATCHDOG");

  public synchronized void stop() {
    stopped = true;

  public synchronized void run() {
    final long until = System.currentTimeMillis() + timeout;
    long now;
    while (!stopped && until > (now = System.currentTimeMillis())) {
      try {
        wait(until - now);
      } catch (InterruptedException e) {
    if (!stopped) {

 * Interface for classes that want to be notified by Watchdog.
 * @see org.apache.commons.exec.Watchdog
interface TimeoutObserver {

   * Called when the watchdow times out.
   * @param w
   *          the watchdog that timed out.
  void timeoutOccured(Watchdog w);


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