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From "ramkrishna.s.vasudevan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HADOOP-7256) Resource leak during failure scenario of closing of resources.
Date Tue, 03 May 2011 15:20:03 GMT
Resource leak during failure scenario of closing of resources. 
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                 Key: HADOOP-7256
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7256
             Project: Hadoop Common
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 0.21.0, 0.20.2
            Reporter: ramkrishna.s.vasudevan
            Priority: Minor


Problem Statement:
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There are chances of resource leak and stream not getting closed 
Take the case when after copying data we try to close the Input and output stream followed
by closing of the socket.
Suppose an exception occurs while closing the input stream(due to runtime exception) then
the subsequent operations of closing the output stream and socket may not happen and there
is a chance of resource leak.

Scenario 
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During long run of map reduce jobs, the copyFromLocalFile() api is getting called.
Here we found some exceptions happening. As a result of this we found the lsof value raising
leading to resource leak.

Solution:
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While doing a close operation of any resource catch the RuntimeException also rather than
catching the IOException alone.

Additionally there are places where we try to close a resource in the catch block.
If this close fails, we just throw and come out of the current flow.
In order to avoid this, we can carry out the close operation in the finally block.

Probable reasons for getting RunTimeExceptions:
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We have many wrapped stream for writing and reading.
These wrappers are prone to errors.


 



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