Issue #9115 has been updated by Bill Paulson.


The source code for 2.1.2 doesn't seem to have changed: the LogDevice::write method still does a rescue Exception and ignores the result.
Our application ran into this problem when one thread raises an exception in another thread that's doing a LogDevice::write(). The exception is supposed to be handled at a higher level, so write() rescuing it and ignoring it causes our application to hang.
A write() method without this problem looks like

~~~
  def write(message)
    @mutex.synchronize do
      if @shift_age and @dev.respond_to?(:stat)
        begin
          check_shift_log
        rescue IOError
          warn("log shifting failed. #{$!}")
        end
      end
      begin
        @dev.write(message)
      rescue IOError
        warn("log writing failed. #{$!}")
      end
    end
  end

~~~



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Bug #9115: Logger traps all exceptions; breaks Timeout
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9115#change-48642

* Author: Chris Phoenix
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Category: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0p247 (2013-06-27) [i386-mingw32]
* Backport: 1.9.3: UNKNOWN, 2.0.0: UNKNOWN
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Line 577-579 of logger.rb

      rescue Exception => ignored
        warn("log writing failed. #{ignored}")
      end

Thus, when the system times out in the middle of writing a log message, it warns "log writing failed. execution expired" and just keeps right on running.

This is true in 1.9.3 as well. I haven't looked at older versions.

Pardon me while I go grep "rescue Exception" in the entire Ruby codebase, and see whether I can reliably use Timeout at all...

OK, you might check out C:\Ruby200\lib\ruby\gems\2.0.0\gems\activerecord-3.2.13\lib\active_record\railties\databases.rake

All the other "rescue Exception" seem to re-raise it, except maybe C:\Ruby200\lib\ruby\2.0.0\xmlrpc\server.rb and C:\Ruby200\lib\ruby\gems\2.0.0\gems\activesupport-3.2.13\lib\active_support\callbacks.rb





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