class CountDownLatch(client, service_name, name)

Bases: hazelcast.proxy.base.PartitionSpecificProxy

CountDownLatch is a backed-up, distributed, cluster-wide synchronization aid that allows one or more threads to wait until a set of operations being performed in other threads completes


Causes the current thread to wait until the latch has counted down to zero, or the specified waiting time elapses.

If the current count is zero then this method returns immediately with the value true.

If the current count is greater than zero, then the current thread becomes disabled for thread scheduling purposes and lies dormant until one of following happens:

  • the count reaches zero due to invocations of the countDown() method,
  • this CountDownLatch instance is destroyed,
  • the countdown owner becomes disconnected,
  • some other thread interrupts the current thread, or
  • the specified waiting time elapses.

If the count reaches zero, then the method returns with the value true.

Parameters:timeout – (long), the maximum time in seconds to wait.
Returns:(bool), true if the count reached zero, false if the waiting time elapsed before the count reached zero.

Decrements the count of the latch, releasing all waiting threads if the count reaches zero.

If the current count is greater than zero, then it is decremented. If the new count is zero:
  • All waiting threads are re-enabled for thread scheduling purposes, and
  • Countdown owner is set to None.

If the current count equals zero, nothing happens.


Returns the current count

Returns:(int), the current count.

Sets the count to the given value if the current count is zero. If count is not zero, this method does nothing and returns false.

Parameters:count – (int), the number of times count_down() must be invoked before threads can pass through await().
Returns:(bool), true if the new count was set, false if the current count is not zero.