<core-libs-dev> sun.management.Agent: the properties.putAll API may fail with ConcurrentModifcationException on multi-thread scenario
david.holmes at oracle.com
Sun Apr 22 23:30:37 PDT 2012
On 23/04/2012 3:54 PM, Deven You wrote:
> On 04/18/2012 02:20 PM, Deven You wrote:
>> On 04/18/2012 01:34 PM, Mandy Chung wrote:
>>> I think this could still run into CME. System Properties is not a
>>> synchronized map and the setter methods (System.setProperty or
>>> Properties.put method) doesn't synchronize on the Properties object.
>>> The setter methods I'm referring to are System.setProperty and
>> I have gone through the Agent.java, I think other set/put methods
>> related to properties are protected properly.
>> public static void agentmain using parseString(args) which return a
>> properties which is a local var and is not possible to cause
>> concurrent problem when call config_props.putAll(arg_props).
>> private static synchronized void startLocalManagementAgent() is
>> synchronized already.
>> private static synchronized void startRemoteManagementAgent(String
>> args) is synchronized also.
>> Could you point where the CME may ocurr?
> Is there any suggestion from the mailing list?
The problem is that System.getProperties() returns a globally accessible
set of properties. So even if you prevent the Agent code from modifying
those properties concurrently with other use in the Agent, you have no
such guard for any other piece of code in the system which might also
modify the properties. So the race condition you were trying to fix
still exists. I don't see any way to fix this. No matter what you do
another thread can modify the system properties while you are iterating
them. Instead you need to anticipate the CME and try to recover from it
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