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From "Gordon Sim (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (QPID-3187) No exception handling for manay timer tasks in broker
Date Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:50:05 GMT
No exception handling for manay timer tasks in broker
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                 Key: QPID-3187
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/QPID-3187
             Project: Qpid
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 0.8, 0.10
            Reporter: Gordon Sim


The assumption in Timer appears to be that no thread will ever throw from TimerTask::fire().
In practice however few of the implementations of that method in the broker take any measures
to ensure that is the case. If code called on a timer thread throws there is therefore the
risk of the broker terminating (I have observed such a case for example on the management
periodic processing).

It would probably be advisable to add some generic protection for this.

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