3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 11, 2006 11:03 PM by Ovidiu Feodorov

    Messaging client hangs on exit

    Peter Johnson Master

      I have a simple messaging client that opens a topic as both a subcriber and publisher, with a listener on the subscriber. Once I send and receive one message on the topic, the program hangs when I try to exit. I know that there must be something I am doing wrong but cannot see it.

      Particulars: JBoss AS 4.0.4.GA, JBoss Messaging 1.0.1.CR3, JDK 1.5.0_06

      Here is my code:

      package jms;
      import java.io.BufferedReader;
      import java.io.InputStreamReader;
      import javax.jms.JMSException;
      import javax.jms.Message;
      import javax.jms.Session;
      import javax.jms.TextMessage;
      import javax.jms.Topic;
      import javax.jms.TopicConnection;
      import javax.jms.TopicConnectionFactory;
      import javax.jms.TopicPublisher;
      import javax.jms.TopicSession;
      import javax.jms.TopicSubscriber;
      import javax.naming.InitialContext;
      public class Echo implements javax.jms.MessageListener {
       private TopicSession sessionPublisher;
       private TopicSession sessionSubscriber;
       private TopicPublisher publisher;
       private TopicSubscriber subscriber;
       private TopicConnection connection;
       public Echo() throws Exception {
       InitialContext jndi = new InitialContext();
       TopicConnectionFactory factory = (TopicConnectionFactory)jndi.lookup("ConnectionFactory");
       connection = factory.createTopicConnection();
       sessionPublisher = connection.createTopicSession(false,
       sessionSubscriber = connection.createTopicSession(false,
       Topic topic = (Topic)jndi.lookup("topic/testTopic");
       publisher = sessionPublisher.createPublisher(topic);
       subscriber = sessionSubscriber.createSubscriber(topic);
       public void onMessage(Message message) {
       try {
       TextMessage textMessage = (TextMessage)message;
       String text = textMessage.getText();
       System.out.println("echo: " + text);
       } catch (JMSException e) {
       protected void writeMessage(String text) throws JMSException {
       TextMessage message = sessionPublisher.createTextMessage();
       public void close() throws JMSException {
       public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
       Echo echo = new Echo();
       BufferedReader commandLine = new java.io.BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
       boolean looping = true;
       System.out.println("Echo chamber is ready...");
       while (looping) {
       String s = commandLine.readLine();
       if (s.equals("q")) {
       looping = false;
       } else

      Here is the output for an example run, followed by a thread dump:

      >java ... jms.Echo
      log4j:WARN No appenders could be found for logger (org.jboss.remoting.transport.
      log4j:WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly.
      Echo chamber is ready...
      echo: hello
      Full thread dump Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (1.5.0_06-b05 mixed mode):
      "DestroyJavaVM" prio=6 tid=0x00036fa8 nid=0x114c waiting on condition [0x0000000
      "SocketServerInvokerThread-" prio=6 tid=0x0ae4fc50 nid=0x16ac run
      nable [0x0b48f000..0x0b48fae8]
       at java.net.SocketInputStream.socketRead0(Native Method)
       at java.net.SocketInputStream.read(Unknown Source)
       at java.io.BufferedInputStream.fill(Unknown Source)
       at java.io.BufferedInputStream.read(Unknown Source)
       - locked <0x02b520b0> (a java.io.BufferedInputStream)
       at java.io.FilterInputStream.read(Unknown Source)
       at org.jboss.serial.io.JBossObjectInputStream.read(JBossObjectInputStrea
       at org.jboss.remoting.transport.socket.ServerThread.readVersion(ServerTh
       at org.jboss.remoting.transport.socket.ServerThread.processInvocation(Se
       at org.jboss.remoting.transport.socket.ServerThread.dorun(ServerThread.j
       at org.jboss.remoting.transport.socket.ServerThread.run(ServerThread.jav
      "Timer-0" daemon prio=6 tid=0x0ae4d998 nid=0xda0 in Object.wait() [0x0b44f000..0
       at java.lang.Object.wait(Native Method)
       - waiting on <0x030d3ce0> (a java.util.TaskQueue)
       at java.lang.Object.wait(Unknown Source)
       at java.util.TimerThread.mainLoop(Unknown Source)
       - locked <0x030d3ce0> (a java.util.TaskQueue)
       at java.util.TimerThread.run(Unknown Source)
      "GC Daemon" daemon prio=2 tid=0x0ac83120 nid=0x1374 in Object.wait() [0x0af4f000
       at java.lang.Object.wait(Native Method)
       - waiting on <0x02fe8a08> (a sun.misc.GC$LatencyLock)
       at sun.misc.GC$Daemon.run(Unknown Source)
       - locked <0x02fe8a08> (a sun.misc.GC$LatencyLock)
      "RMI RenewClean-[]" daemon prio=6 tid=0x0ac8a578 nid=0x1174 in
       Object.wait() [0x0af0f000..0x0af0f9e8]
       at java.lang.Object.wait(Native Method)
       - waiting on <0x02fe8a70> (a java.lang.ref.ReferenceQueue$Lock)
       at java.lang.ref.ReferenceQueue.remove(Unknown Source)
       - locked <0x02fe8a70> (a java.lang.ref.ReferenceQueue$Lock)
       at sun.rmi.transport.DGCClient$EndpointEntry$RenewCleanThread.run(Unknow
      n Source)
       at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
      "Low Memory Detector" daemon prio=6 tid=0x00a92b20 nid=0x1154 runnable [0x000000
      "CompilerThread0" daemon prio=10 tid=0x00a91820 nid=0x10bc waiting on condition
      "Signal Dispatcher" daemon prio=10 tid=0x00a90a18 nid=0x10b4 waiting on conditio
      n [0x00000000..0x00000000]
      "Finalizer" daemon prio=8 tid=0x00a87a30 nid=0x11b8 in Object.wait() [0x0ab4f000
       at java.lang.Object.wait(Native Method)
       - waiting on <0x02fc4768> (a java.lang.ref.ReferenceQueue$Lock)
       at java.lang.ref.ReferenceQueue.remove(Unknown Source)
       - locked <0x02fc4768> (a java.lang.ref.ReferenceQueue$Lock)
       at java.lang.ref.ReferenceQueue.remove(Unknown Source)
       at java.lang.ref.Finalizer$FinalizerThread.run(Unknown Source)
      "Reference Handler" daemon prio=10 tid=0x00a86598 nid=0x1514 in Object.wait() [0
       at java.lang.Object.wait(Native Method)
       - waiting on <0x02fc47e8> (a java.lang.ref.Reference$Lock)
       at java.lang.Object.wait(Unknown Source)
       at java.lang.ref.Reference$ReferenceHandler.run(Unknown Source)
       - locked <0x02fc47e8> (a java.lang.ref.Reference$Lock)
      "VM Thread" prio=10 tid=0x00a823f8 nid=0x1144 runnable
      "VM Periodic Task Thread" prio=10 tid=0x00a90958 nid=0xa0c waiting on condition

      I also tried, in the Echo.close() method, to close the various sessions, unset the listener, and a few other variations to no avail. It appears as if the listener is still active, even after the connection is closed.

      I did try ending the program with System.exit(0), and that worked, but calling System.exit() should be only a last ditch effort to bring the JVM down, not the normal way of exiting an application.