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From "Christopher Schultz (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (DBCP-305) Use API-specific exception for logging abandoned objects
Date Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:36:39 GMT
Use API-specific exception for logging abandoned objects

                 Key: DBCP-305
             Project: Commons Dbcp
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Christopher Schultz
            Priority: Trivial

When a DBCP-managed object (Connection, Statement, etc.) is considered "abandoned", a stack
trace is emitted to stdout. Unfortunately, the stack trace is for a simple java.lang.Exception
(created in AbandonedTrace.init and AbandonedTrace.setStackTrace) with no message.

When scanning log files for exceptions, say, like this:

grep "Exception" my_logfile.log, I simply shows:


It would be nice to use a more descriptive exception (for instance, AbandonedObjectException)
and/or add a descriptive message to the exception upon creation.

For example, it would be useful to execute the above command and see:

org.apache.commons.dbcp.AbandonedObjectException: DBCP object created 2009-11-05 10:15:00
by the following code was never closed

Having the timestamp and a definite identification of the exception (i.e. the class name)
on the same line of log output is preferable IMO.

Implementation should be trivial; I'd be happy to submit a patch. Also, the format of the
logging information isn't part of the API itself, so it shouldn't be a big deal to change

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