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From "Paulex Yang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-40) FileChannel assotiated with FileOutputStream not closed after closing output stream
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2006 12:47:10 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-40?page=comments#action_12363945 ] 

Paulex Yang commented on HARMONY-40:
------------------------------------

As Tim asked, copied from my comment on mailing list;)

<quote>
The patch does work in some case, but it is not enough.

First, when the channel is closed, the relevant stream(FileInputStream, FileOutputStream or
RandomAccessFile) also needs to closed. So only add codes to the FileOutputStream is not enough.

Second, the FileOutputStream/FileInputStream will close itself in the finalize() method(as
Java spec says), and with your patch, current implementation in Harmony will close the channel
at that time, too. This is very dangerous, because if someone writes code like below, the
fos may be garbage collected and closed, and channel will also be closed, so that the following
operation on channel will throw unexpected exception.
<code>
.....
FileChannel channel = null;
try{
   FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream("somefile.txt", false);
   channel = fos.getChannel();
}catch(Exception e){
}
/*continue operate on channel*/
.....
</code>

Third, the native close operation should only be executed once, so that some synchronization
mechanism on the channel and stream should be introduced, which should also avoid deadlock
when one thread is calling fos.close() while the other is calling channel.close().

As a conclusion, the close issue is yet another reason that the three classes IO package need
to be refactored to based on same JNI interface with FileChannel. Pls. refer to my work on
JIRA issue #42. 
</quote>

> FileChannel assotiated with FileOutputStream not closed after closing output stream
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: HARMONY-40
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-40
>      Project: Harmony
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: Classlib
>     Reporter: Vladimir Strigun

>
> When I receive FileChannel from file output stream, write something to stream and then
close it, channel, assotiated with the stream is still open. I'll attach unit test for the
issue.

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