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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 24309] New: - MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager daemon Thread never GC'd
Date Fri, 31 Oct 2003 23:26:25 GMT
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MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager daemon Thread never GC'd

           Summary: MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager daemon Thread never
                    GC'd
           Product: Commons
           Version: 2.0 Milestone 2
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: Other
         Component: HttpClient
        AssignedTo: commons-httpclient-dev@jakarta.apache.org
        ReportedBy: eric@tibco.com


One of my colleagues was invoking HttpClient by way of a loop something like this:

for (int i = 0; i < 300; i++) {
    GetMethod method = new
GetMethod("http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs/jakarta-commons/httpclient/");
    try {
        HttpClient httpClient = new HttpClient(new
MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager());
        httpClient.executeMethod(method);
        byte[] bytes = method.getResponseBody();
    } finally {
        // always release the connection after we're done
        method.releaseConnection();
    }
}

He's in the process of revising his code so that he doesn't do this loop, which
other developers might point out as a non-optimal use, but along the way, he
discovered that the daemon thread that the MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager
makes does not get garbage collected.  Of course, the connection manager itself
is also never gc'd.  While I think we can avoid this problem in our code, in the
more general case, clients may not actually be able to control the number of
MultiThreadedConnectionManagers they create, which could eventually cause
problems.  This makes me think the problem is deserving of a patch.

We found this problem with 2.0rc2, although presumably it also exists with the
CVS HEAD.

Patch to follow.

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