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package org.apache.sshd.common;

import org.apache.sshd.common.future.CloseFuture;

/**
 * A {@code Closeable} is a resource that can be closed.
 * The close method is invoked to release resources that the object is
 * holding.
 *
 * @author <a href="mailto:dev@mina.apache.org">Apache MINA SSHD Project</a>
 */

public interface Closeable {

    /**
     * Close this resource asynchronously and return a future.
     * Resources support two closing modes: a graceful mode
     * which will cleanly close the resource and an immediate mode
     * which will close the resources abruptly.
     *
     * @param immediately <code>true</code> if the resource should be shut down abruptly,
     *                    <code>false</code> for a graceful close
     * @return a future
     */

    CloseFuture close(boolean immediately);

    /**
     * Returns <code>true<</code> if this object has been closed.
     */

    boolean isClosed();

    /**
     * Returns <code>true</code> if the {@link #close(boolean)} method
     * has been called.
     * Note that this method will return <code>true</code> even if
     * this {@link #isClosed()} returns <code>true</code>.
     */

    boolean isClosing();

}