RFR 8158023: SocketExceptions contain too little information sometimes

Langer, Christoph christoph.langer at sap.com
Tue Jun 28 20:45:29 UTC 2016

Hi Paul,

Ok, you kind of got me convinced and it is also a quite simple modification. I changed from “java.net.SocketException: ioctl SIOCGSIZIFCONF failed: Bad file number” to “java.net.SocketException: Bad file number (ioctl SIOCGSIZIFCONF failed)” like you suggested.

The update is in place: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~clanger/webrevs/8158023.3/

Now I finally need a review…

Best regards


From: Paul Benedict [mailto:pbenedict at apache.org]
Sent: Montag, 27. Juni 2016 18:15
To: Langer, Christoph <christoph.langer at sap.com>
Cc: Kenji Kazumura <kzr at jp.fujitsu.com>; Chris Hegarty <chris.hegarty at oracle.com>; nio-dev at openjdk.java.net; core-libs-dev at openjdk.java.net; net-dev at openjdk.java.net
Subject: Re: RFR 8158023: SocketExceptions contain too little information sometimes

Christoph, I didn't understand your explanation on your message preference. Typically root cause information is printed last, not first. Another reason not to change the ordering of the exception message is that applications may be looking at existing strings. For this example, if I may presume "Bad file number" is an existing message, I would defer to the possibility applications may be exist that test for that message condition.


On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 2:42 AM, Langer, Christoph <christoph.langer at sap.com<mailto:christoph.langer at sap.com>> wrote:


   eventually here is the - hopefully final - version of this fix:

   Now I leave JNU_ThrowByNameWithLastError untouched and I've also added conversion to the new function JNU_ThrowByNameWithMessageAndLastError. I've replaced JNU_ThrowByNameWithLastError with JNU_ThrowByNameWithMessageAndLastError in the java/net coding where I think it is appropriate (mostly in occasions when a SocketException is thrown kind of generically). @Paul: thanks for your suggestion regarding the output format but I would still prefer an output like "java.net.SocketException: ioctl SIOCGSIZIFCONF failed: Bad file number" vs. " java.net.SocketException: Bad file number (ioctl SIOCGSIZIFCONF failed)" as I'm always handing down a message to the new throw routine.

   Hoping for a review :)

   Best regards

   > -----Original Message-----
   > From: Kenji Kazumura [mailto:kzr at jp.fujitsu.com<mailto:kzr at jp.fujitsu.com>]
   > Sent: Mittwoch, 8. Juni 2016 02:51
   > To: Langer, Christoph <christoph.langer at sap.com<mailto:christoph.langer at sap.com>>
   > Cc: net-dev at openjdk.java.net<mailto:net-dev at openjdk.java.net>; nio-dev at openjdk.java.net<mailto:nio-dev at openjdk.java.net>; core-libs-
   > dev at openjdk.java.net<mailto:dev at openjdk.java.net>
   > Subject: Re: RFR 8158023: SocketExceptions contain too little information
   > sometimes
   > Christoph,
   > You should not remove conversion codes (platform string to Java String)
   > at JNU_ThrowByNameWithLastError,
   > and you have to add conversion codes at
   > JNU_ThrowByNameWithMessageAndLastError.
   > It seems that you assume strerror returns only ascii characters, but actually
   > not.
   > It depends on the locale of your environment where java programs runs.
   > -Kenji Kazumura
   > In message
   > <decc19cdab854bbeac7126cb8e236f1e at DEWDFE13DE11.global.corp.sap<mailto:decc19cdab854bbeac7126cb8e236f1e at DEWDFE13DE11.global.corp.sap>>
   >    RFR 8158023: SocketExceptions contain too little information sometimes
   >    "Langer, Christoph" <christoph.langer at sap.com<mailto:christoph.langer at sap.com>> wrote:
   > > Hi all,
   > >
   > > please review the following change:
   > > Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~clanger/webrevs/8158023.1/
   > > Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8158023
   > >
   > > During error analysis I stumbled over a place where I encountered a
   > SocketException which was thrown along with some strerror information as
   > message. I found it hard to find the originating code spot with that information.
   > >
   > > So I looked at the places where we throw exceptions, namely JNU_Throw...
   > and NET_Throw... functions and came up with the following enhancement:
   > > - NET_ThrowByNameWithLastError can go completely as it does not provide
   > any benefit over JNU_ThrowByNameWithLastError.
   > > - JNU_ThrowByNameWithLastError can be cleaned up.
   > >
   > > - I added JNU_ThrowByNameWithMessageAndLastError to print out a string
   > like message + ": " + last error.
   > >
   > > - I went over all places where NET_ThrowByNameWithLastError is used and
   > replaced it appropriately.
   > >
   > > Do you think this change is desirable/possible?
   > >
   > > Though it's mainly a net topic, I'm posting it to nio-dev and core-libs-dev as
   > well as JNU_Throw... code affects all.
   > >
   > > Best regards
   > > Christoph
   > >

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