Chapter 10 - Executor Filter

MINA 1.X version let the user define the Thread Model at the Acceptor level. It was part of the Acceptor configuration. This led to complexity, and the MINA team decided to remove this option, replacing it with a much more versatile system, based on a filter : the ExecutorFilter.

The ExecutorFilter class

This class is implementing the IoFilter interface, and basically, it contains an Executor to spread the incoming events to a pool of threads. This will allow an application to use more efficiently the processors, if some task is CPU intensive.

This Filter can be used just before the handlers, assuming that most of the processing will be done in your application, or somewhere before some CPU intensive filter (for instance, a CodecFilter).

More to come ...