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Subject [jira] Closed: (GERONIMO-288) NIO Network code might send unordered messages
Date Wed, 25 Aug 2004 11:34:20 GMT

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        Key: GERONIMO-288
    Summary: NIO Network code might send unordered messages
       Type: Bug

     Status: Closed
   Priority: Major

    Project: Apache Geronimo

   Assignee: Alan Cabrera
   Reporter: Bulent Erdemir

    Created: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 8:15 AM
    Updated: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 4:32 AM

Geronimo network code might deliver messages out of order. 

To be more specific, the network code tries to write a buffer and if remaining()>0, registers
an OP_WRITE interest in order to drain the buffer contents later (when the channel is available
for write). When the server is loaded, things can get hairy and we might receive another write
event which might get scheduled to run before the OP_WRITE is processed. 

More specifically, SocketProtocol.serviceWrite reads:

 long count = socketChannel.write(sendBuffer);
            log.trace("Wrote " + count);
if (sendBuffer[i].hasRemaining()) {
                    // not all was delivered in this call setup selector
                    // so we setup to finish sending async.
                    log.trace("+OP_WRITE " + selectionKey);
                    selectorManager.addInterestOps(selectionKey, SelectionKey.OP_WRITE);


Since there's no synchronization, in a situation where the selector returns with OP_WRITE
(in SelectorManager) but not yet finds the chance to process the event, another thread loaded
with a read event might sneak in and call the above lines, the result of which would be sending
data out of order. 

Bulent Erdemir

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