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GDALRasterBlock Class Reference

A single raster block in the block cache. More...

#include <gdal_priv.h>

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Public Member Functions

 GDALRasterBlock (GDALRasterBand *, int, int)
 GDALRasterBlock Constructor.
virtual ~GDALRasterBlock ()
 Block destructor.
CPLErr Internalize (void)
 Allocate memory for block.
void Touch (void)
 Push block to top of LRU (least-recently used) list.
void MarkDirty (void)
 Mark the block as modified.
void MarkClean (void)
 Mark the block as unmodified.
void AddLock (void)
void DropLock (void)
void Detach ()
 Remove block from cache.
CPLErr Write ()
 Force writing of the current block, if dirty.
GDALDataType GetDataType ()
int GetXOff ()
int GetYOff ()
int GetXSize ()
int GetYSize ()
int GetDirty ()
int GetLockCount ()
void * GetDataRef (void)
GDALRasterBandGetBand ()
 Accessor to source GDALRasterBand object.

Static Public Member Functions

static int FlushCacheBlock ()
 Attempt to flush at least one block from the cache.
static void Verify ()
 Confirms (via assertions) that the block cache linked list is in a consistent state.
static int SafeLockBlock (GDALRasterBlock **)
 Safely lock block.
static void DestroyRBMutex ()

Detailed Description

A single raster block in the block cache.

GDALRasterBlock objects hold one block of raster data for one band that is currently stored in the GDAL raster cache.

The cache holds some blocks of raster data for zero or more GDALRasterBand objects across zero or more GDALDataset objects in a global raster cache with a least recently used (LRU) list and an upper cache limit (see GDALSetCacheMax()) under which the cache size is normally kept.

Some blocks in the cache may be modified relative to the state on disk (they are marked "Dirty") and must be flushed to disk before they can be discarded. Other (Clean) blocks may just be discarded if their memory needs to be recovered.

In normal situations applications do not interact directly with the GDALRasterBlock - instead it it utilized by the RasterIO() interfaces to implement caching.

Some driver classes are implemented in a fashion that completely avoids use of the GDAL raster cache (and GDALRasterBlock) though this is not very common.


Constructor & Destructor Documentation

GDALRasterBlock::GDALRasterBlock ( GDALRasterBand poBandIn,
int  nXOffIn,
int  nYOffIn 
)

GDALRasterBlock Constructor.

Normally only called from GDALRasterBand::GetLockedBlockRef().

Parameters:
poBandIn the raster band used as source of raster block being constructed.
nXOffIn the horizontal block offset, with zero indicating the left most block, 1 the next block and so forth.
nYOffIn the vertical block offset, with zero indicating the top most block, 1 the next block and so forth.
GDALRasterBlock::~GDALRasterBlock (  )  [virtual]

Block destructor.

Normally called from GDALRasterBand::FlushBlock().


Member Function Documentation

void GDALRasterBlock::Detach (  ) 

Remove block from cache.

This method removes the current block from the linked list used to keep track of all cached blocks in order of age. It does not affect whether the block is referenced by a GDALRasterBand nor does it destroy or flush the block.

int GDALRasterBlock::FlushCacheBlock (  )  [static]

Attempt to flush at least one block from the cache.

This static method is normally used to recover memory when a request for a new cache block would put cache memory use over the established limit.

C++ analog to the C function GDALFlushCacheBlock().

Returns:
TRUE if successful or FALSE if no flushable block is found.
GDALRasterBand* GDALRasterBlock::GetBand (  )  [inline]

Accessor to source GDALRasterBand object.

Returns:
source raster band of the raster block.
CPLErr GDALRasterBlock::Internalize ( void   ) 

Allocate memory for block.

This method allocates memory for the block, and attempts to flush other blocks, if necessary, to bring the total cache size back within the limits. The newly allocated block is touched and will be considered most recently used in the LRU list.

Returns:
CE_None on success or CE_Failure if memory allocation fails.
void GDALRasterBlock::MarkClean ( void   ) 

Mark the block as unmodified.

A dirty block is one that has been modified and will need to be written to disk before it can be flushed.

void GDALRasterBlock::MarkDirty ( void   ) 

Mark the block as modified.

A dirty block is one that has been modified and will need to be written to disk before it can be flushed.

int GDALRasterBlock::SafeLockBlock ( GDALRasterBlock **  ppBlock  )  [static]

Safely lock block.

This method locks a GDALRasterBlock (and touches it) in a thread-safe manner. The global block cache mutex is held while locking the block, in order to avoid race conditions with other threads that might be trying to expire the block at the same time. The block pointer may be safely NULL, in which case this method does nothing.

Parameters:
ppBlock Pointer to the block pointer to try and lock/touch.
void GDALRasterBlock::Touch ( void   ) 

Push block to top of LRU (least-recently used) list.

This method is normally called when a block is used to keep track that it has been recently used.

CPLErr GDALRasterBlock::Write (  ) 

Force writing of the current block, if dirty.

The block is written using GDALRasterBand::IWriteBlock() on it's corresponding band object. Even if the write fails the block will be marked clean.

Returns:
CE_None otherwise the error returned by IWriteBlock().

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