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From "Konrad Windszus (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (EXEC-42) Tutorial should include example for asynchronous handling
Date Fri, 23 Oct 2009 11:17:59 GMT
Tutorial should include example for asynchronous handling
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                 Key: EXEC-42
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/EXEC-42
             Project: Commons Exec
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Konrad Windszus


I had some difficulties figuring out, how to asynchronously start a process. You should include
an example for this on the tutorial page. Especially interesting is the following:

- How to start it (explain ExecuteResultHandler and that the callbacks are called from another
thread, so these should be implemented thread-safe)
- How to know if it is still running (not possible via watchdog, but has to be implemented
for oneself using the ExecuteResultHandler, again watch out for thread safety)
- How to force to terminate a process (using the watchdog)
- Add a hint about StreamHandler and that you should always use a PumpStreamHandler (otherwise
this could lead to deadlocks, see http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-12-2000/jw-1229-traps.html?).
- Add an explanation of exit values, since an exit value which is not in the list of the DefaultExecutor,
leads automatically to an exception, which is not clear from the javadocs.

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