jpprade jpprade - 5 months ago 31
Java Question

What could be the cause of RejectedExecutionException

I am getting this exception on my tomcat server (+liferay)


my class is like that :

public class SingleExecutor extends ThreadPoolExecutor {
public SingleExecutor(){
super(1, 1,0L, TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS,new LinkedBlockingQueue<Runnable>());

public void execute(Runnable command) {
if(command instanceof AccessLogInsert){
AccessLogInsert ali = (AccessLogInsert)command;

I get this exception on the line

This error can occur when the queue is full but the
size is 2^31, and I am sure that there is no so many command waiting.

At start everything is stable, but after I redeploy a war it starts occuring. This class is not part of the war but in a jar in tomcat/lib.

Do you have any idea why this happend and how to fix it ?


From ThreadPoolExecutor JavaDoc

New tasks submitted in method execute(java.lang.Runnable) will be rejected when the Executor has been shut down, and also when the Executor uses finite bounds for both maximum threads and work queue capacity, and is saturated. In either case, the execute method invokes the RejectedExecutionHandler.rejectedExecution(java.lang.Runnable, java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor) method of its RejectedExecutionHandler. Four predefined handler policies are provided:

  1. In the default ThreadPoolExecutor.AbortPolicy, the handler throws a runtime RejectedExecutionException upon rejection.
  2. In ThreadPoolExecutor.CallerRunsPolicy, the thread that invokes execute itself runs the task. This provides a simple feedback control mechanism that will slow down the rate that new tasks are submitted.
  3. In ThreadPoolExecutor.DiscardPolicy, a task that cannot be executed is simply dropped.
  4. In ThreadPoolExecutor.DiscardOldestPolicy, if the executor is not shut down, the task at the head of the work queue is dropped, and then execution is retried (which can fail again, causing this to be repeated.)

It is possible to define and use other kinds of RejectedExecutionHandler classes. Doing so requires some care especially when policies are designed to work only under particular capacity or queuing policies.

Presumably therefore, reloading the war triggers a shutdown of the Executor. Try putting the relevant libraries in the war, so that Tomcat's ClassLoader has a better chance of correctly reloading your app.