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Re: Gerrit and 2.3 Jetty exceptions and failures

Shawn Pearce Apr 13, 2012 7:09 AM
Posted in group: Repo and Gerrit Discussion
On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 03:54, Andrew Jeffery
<> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-04-12 at 21:36 -0700, Shawn Pearce wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 19:13, Andrew Jeffery
>> <> wrote:
>> > I've been struggling a bit recently with Gerrit's bundled Jetty
>> > instance. A number of things have been happening, including (from
>> > logs/error_log):
>> >
>> > ---
>> > (note the timestamps)
>> > [2012-04-13 11:11:45,403] WARN  org.eclipse.jetty.util.log : Dispatched Failed!
>> > [2012-04-13 11:11:45,403] WARN  org.eclipse.jetty.util.log : Dispatched Failed!
>> This is a known problem with Jetty. I'm not certain if they have fixed
>> this in newer versions.
>> I think what happens is a client disconnects ungracefully while Jetty
>> has de-selected its file descriptor for reading. This generates an
>> error condition on the socket, but the error cannot be delivered until
>> Jetty re-selects the file descriptor for reading. Its selecting for
>> writing, so Jetty is woken, but there is no event to process... so
>> Jetty gets annoyed, logs this warning, and tries again with the same
>> result.
> Hmm... Okay - so I'm thinking of running Gerrit inside a tomcat instance
> as both of the issues appear Jetty specific at this point. Any pointers
> or thoughts on this? It's nice how easy it is to use the built-in Jetty
> code, I'll miss that if I have to move to tomcat permanently!
> Any ideas on the IllegalMonitorStateException? Do you suggest I take
> that up with the Jetty project?

This is sad, searching for `jetty "Dispatched Failed!"` on Google
basically just points to a ton of threads about Gerrit. I was hoping
to find a release notes document suggesting they fixed it in a more
recent version. :-(

Tomcat might not have this bug. GoogleServletEngine doesn't have this
bug (it has others that make it "fun" but not this one). We could look
at changing the embedded web server out for a different container. GSE
has the downside that it can only serve from "/" if I recall, which
makes it harder to use in a reverse proxy situation where you want to
serve from "/r/" or something.

I chose to embed Jetty into Gerrit eons ago because I hated
configuring Tomcat. So I'm really not the right person to ask about
how to setup Gerrit under Tomcat.