RFR: JDK-8015692 - java.net.BindException is thrown on Windows XP when HTTP server is started and stopped in the loop.

Mark Sheppard mark.sheppard at oracle.com
Wed Nov 12 22:12:19 UTC 2014

     Please oblige and review the updated patch

to address the issue

as suggested the ServerImpl.stop() method performs a join, only, for the 
dispatcher thread
so that all housekeeping is done prior to exiting stop.


On 24/02/2014 17:08, Chris Hegarty wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> I think join should be sufficient here.
> I understand your argument to move selector close into stop, but that 
> just seems to require extra co-ordination between stop and the 
> dispatcher loop, namely you now need to check if the selector is 
> closed in a few places. I think it is simpler to leave the original 
> code as is, dispatcher closes the selector, and only selectNow is 
> invoked from stop. Or maybe I'm missing something.
> -Chris.
> On 21/02/14 12:21, Mark Sheppard wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>>     thanks for the response.
>> Yes, that's true.
>> It was just the way it evolved as I analyzed the issue.
>> Originally, the join was after the close and selectNow.
>> The close was moved from Dispatcher to stop, as there was some
>> "interplay" between the Dispatcher thread
>> and the stop thread, when the Dispatcher was invoking the close.
>> Then added the join() in the stop method, to ensure that the Dispatcher
>> wasn't still executing after the server had been
>> stopped.
>> As the Selector is opened in the ServerImpl constructor and not in the
>> Dispatcher, it seemed
>> from a symmetry view point more logical  to invoke the close in the
>> ServerImpl stop
>> The selectNow is just insurance for cleanup purposes.
>> It is possible that the join should be higher up in the stop() flow i.e.
>> immediately after the
>> setting the finish flag?
>> As such, the Dispatcher should be finished with the various
>> HttpConnection collections, before
>> the stop processes them.
>> regards
>> Mark
>> On 21/02/2014 07:22, Chris Hegarty wrote:
>>> Mark,
>>> I agree with you, there is certainly some additional co-ordination
>>> needed between the thread invoking the stop method and the dispatcher
>>> thread.
>>> I wonder why you needed to add the selectNow() and the close() after
>>> you have joined the dispatcher thread? Since you are guaranteed that
>>> the dispatcher thread will have exited before join() returns?
>>> -Chris.
>>> On 17 Feb 2014, at 01:20, Mark Sheppard <mark.sheppard at oracle.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi
>>>>     Please oblige and review the changes in the webrev
>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~msheppar/8015692/jdk9/webrev/
>>>> to address the issue raised in the bug
>>>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8015692
>>>> Summary:
>>>> a series Junit tests which start stop instances of an
>>>> com.sun.net.httpserver.HttpServer failed due to
>>>> java.net.BindException: Address already in use: bind
>>>> This was raised against Windows XP, but the sample test to reproduce
>>>> the issue
>>>> was run on Windows 7, and the problem was seen to occur on this OS 
>>>> also.
>>>> The sample was run against jdk7, jdk8 and jdk9: reproducible on each.
>>>> On investigation it  appears that some additional co-ordination is
>>>> required between the
>>>> HttpServer's  (actually SereverImpl) dispatcher thread and the thread
>>>> invoking the stop
>>>> method. This change has amended the stop method to wait for the
>>>> Dispatcher thread to complete, then
>>>> invokes the selector's selectNow, to handled cancelled events, and
>>>> closes the selector.
>>>> The selector.close() has been removed from the Dispatcher's run 
>>>> method.
>>>> regards
>>>> Mark

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