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From "rajith attapattu" <rajit...@gmail.com>
Subject Review Request: Fix for QPID-3575
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:39:44 GMT

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Review request for qpid, Robbie Gemmell, Keith Wall, and Rob Godfrey.


When a session exception is received, we notify the connection via the exceptionReceived method.
The connection will close all sessions for this connection, but does not close the underlying
Protocol connection.
Further calls (from application code) to close the connection, does not close the underlying
protocol-connection as it skips this part, due to the connection already being marked as closed.
This results in leaked connections.

The proposed patch does the following.
1. When a session exception is received, it closes the Session (and the consumers/producers
associated with it) to prevent further use of this session.
2. It also notifies the connection, however the exception being passed, is marked as a soft
error, thereby preventing the connection from being marked as closed.
   It also prevents the rest of the sessions being closed.
3. The exception will however be notified via the exception listener. This is important in
certain cases, as it might be the only case where an exception can be notified.

What is the impact to applications.
1. If an application closes the connection when it receives an exception, and then recreates
the connection and it's associated objects (sessions/consumers/producers) then this change
will have no impact.

2. If an application just recreates everything from scratch, without resorting to closing
the connection (assuming that all exceptions received via the listener will automatically
close the connection), there will be tcp connection leaks. 
However the objects associated with the connection will eventualy be garbage collected. We
should probably close the underlying TCP connection in the finalizer for the Connection object
as a safety measure.

With this change, the recommended approach would be, for application to check the connection
status in deciding what it should do.
For example, 

if (conn.isClosed())
   // re-create connection.
  // session exception
  // this means the rest of the sessions and the connection is still open.

This addresses bug QPID-3575.



Diff: https://reviews.apache.org/r/5794/diff/


Tested with the default java profile and the cpp test profile.

SelectorTest#testRuntimeSelectorError is failing as it expects the connection to be closed.
I need to investigate further to determine if the test needs to be changed or not.


rajith attapattu

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