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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Re: Recent tcnative null-dereference with 8.0.0-RC3 and 7.0.45 [tcnative-1.dll+0x7e23]
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:49:57 GMT

On 10/3/13 7:01 PM, Rainer Jung wrote:
> On 04.10.2013 00:37, Christopher Schultz wrote:
>> Rainer,
>> On 10/3/13 5:40 PM, Rainer Jung wrote:
>>> On 03.10.2013 21:52, Mark Thomas wrote:
>>>> On 03/10/2013 17:34, Christopher Schultz wrote:
>>>>> On 10/3/13 11:42 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>>>> I was thinking maybe an APR function that gave a textual error message
>>>> for a given error code. Currently, the APR Java code reports just the
>>>> error number. It would be nice to include a meaningful text message.
>>> The function is apr_strerror() and already wired via
>>> public static native org.apache.tomcat.jni.Error.strerror(int statcode)
>> There's also void tcn_ThrowAPRException(JNIEnv *e, apr_status_t err)
>> which throws an exception (actually, java.lang.Error) with the
>> appropriate error message.
> I think it throws org.apache.tomcat.jni.Error which extends Exception.

Ah, yes. I had traced the definition of TCN_ERROR_CLASS to here:


...and foolishly ignored the TCN_CLASS_PATH constant.

>> I think it would be useful to have a TomcatNativeException instead of
>> throwing java.lang.Error or maybe even be smart about converting certain
>> error codes (e.g. APR_EOF) to Java exception types (e.g.
>> On the other hand, Mladen wants tcnative to be a thin wrapper around
>> APR, so maybe he doesn't want exceptions to be thrown directly from
>> native. I think if you're gonna use JNI, you may as well make it as nice
>> as possible.
> There are already several places whre tcnative calls
> tcn_ThrowAPRException() or other tcn_Throw...Exception().

Yup. I was just suggesting that maybe we could improve upon that.


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