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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [HttpClient] Number of open sockets increase on session bean redeployment
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 20:01:30 GMT
On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 11:24 -0400, Tom Zaranek wrote:
> Thanks, the shutdown did the trick on ejbRemove.  The sockets will close
> under 2 or so minutes on application termination - this is good enough.
> 
> Not sure about the threading issue.  It reminds me of the fact that one
> should not access the file system from EJBs but I violate that rule too.
> For now it will have to do.
> 
> Thanks for your time.
> 
> Tom
> 

Here's my piece of advise: wrap an instance of HttpClient with a
single-treaded connection manager into a stateless session bean and let
the EJB container do synchronization and pooling for you.

Oleg

> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oleg Kalnichevski [mailto:olegk@apache.org] 
> Sent: October 12, 2005 6:10 AM
> To: httpclient-user@jakarta.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [HttpClient] Number of open sockets increase on session
> bean redeployment
> 
> 
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 04:57:41PM -0400, Tom Zaranek wrote:
> > I am using the MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager, reuse HttpClient 
> > and do a releaseConnection() on POST method complete on finally in a 
> > try-catch-finally block from within a stateless session EJB.  When 
> > reading the response sent by the post method, I 
> > getResponseBodyAsString().
> > 
> > It appears that the number of sockets opens up to the 
> > MAX_SOCKETS_PER_HOST_CONNECTIONS given high enough load.  When I 
> > redeploy the application (ear file), however, the sockets stay open 
> > and additional MAX_SOCKETS_PER_HOST_CONNECTIONS will be created under 
> > the same load.  If the application server gets restarted, all of the 
> > socket connections will be dropped.  Note that the connections 
> > initially opened should stay open since they are set to persist.  But 
> > on redeployment I would expect that the previously opened sockets 
> > would close.
> > 
> > Can someone explain/give a solution to stop the increase of the number
> 
> > of sockets after each redeployment?  It almost appears that the 
> > Connection Manager does not get destroyed on application redepolyment 
> > which I wonder that it makes sense. Any help would be appreciated.
> > 
> > Tom
> > 
> 
> Tom,
> 
> First off, you SHOULD not be using MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager in
> EJBs because EJBs MAY not create and manage threads [1]
> 
> If you are absolutely sure you have to violate EJB restrictions, 
> please make sure you call MultiThreadedHttpConnectionManager#shutdown
> on application shutdown to ensure that all active connections are 
> closed
> 
> Hope this helps,
> 
> Oleg
> 
> [1] http://java.sun.com/blueprints/qanda/ejb_tier/restrictions.html
> 
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