[9] RFR 8166253: (ch) FileLock object can get GC'd and result in unexpected release of file lock

Brian Burkhalter brian.burkhalter at oracle.com
Thu Feb 1 01:56:56 UTC 2018

On Jan 30, 2018, at 12:58 AM, Alan Bateman <Alan.Bateman at oracle.com> wrote:

>> The proposed fix is:
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bpb/8166253/webrev.03/<http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Ebpb/8166253/webrev.03/>
> I think it would be simpler if FileChannel maintained a set of the valid locks obtained via the channel, the the unlock can remove the lock from the set.

I created and tested an updated version which maintains a set of hard references to the locks for the channel inside the FileLockTable itself:


Given that the set is always accessed inside a block synchronized on the list corresponding to the FileKey in the global FileKey-to-FileLockReference table, I think the Set could probably be initialized at line 124 to a simple HashSet instead of a ConcurrentHashMap.KeySetView<FileLock,Boolean> but I wanted to solicit comments on that point.

On Jan 30, 2018, at 9:32 PM, Hamlin Li <huaming.li at oracle.com> wrote:

> From the spec, we can conclude that a java file-lock object should have the same lifetime as its channel except it's release or closed explicitly. So it's reasonable for the channel object to just have strong references to the file-lock objects, and delete references if file-lock objects are released or the channel is closed. I think in this way no new interface like FileLockListener needs to be added, and no modification is needed in FileLockImpl and FileLockTable, just needs to add/remove file-lock objects in FileChannelImpl and AsynchronousFileChannelImpl accordingly.

I agree with you now. The hanging / timeout problem I observed was due to the test itself and has been corrected.

> And by this way, file-lock objects referred / weak-referred in FileChannelImpl.SimpleFileLockTable / FileLockTable.SharedFileLockTable have the same lifetime, so FileChannelImpl.SimpleFileLockTable can be simply removed.

This is the subject of a separate issue which I have already filed and hope to address this week.


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