Issue #6647 has been updated by Charles Nutter.


> (1) Thread#report_on_exception = true
> Show exception and backlog immediately (already proposed)
> 
> (2) Thread#report_on_exception = false (default)
> Show exception and backlog at GC timing if exception is not handled.

I'm kinda coming around on the GC mechanism, if it's not going to be possible to report synchronously AND have this feature on by default.

I assume GC logging would only happen for threads that are not joined and on which `value` has not been called. So basically, by default any threads that you start up and walk away from will report that they've been terminated by an exception.

We will still have a few cases out there where the GC logging is unwanted, so I think there needs to be a way to turn it *completely* off. We have three states for VERBOSE and DEBUG, perhaps that works here?

* Thread#report_on_exception = true -- immediately report when the thread terminates due to an exception
* Thread#report_on_exception = nil (default) -- report when the thread object GCs without anyone looking at the exception
* Thread#report_on_exception = false -- no reporting of exception-triggered thread death for this thread

And I assume we would have Thread::report_on_exception{=} as well, right?

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Feature #6647: Exceptions raised in threads should be logged
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6647#change-58872

* Author: Charles Nutter
* Status: Assigned
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: Yukihiro Matsumoto
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Many applications and users I have dealt with have run into bugs due to Ruby's behavior of quietly swallowing exceptions raised in threads. I believe this is a bug, and threads should always at least log exceptions that bubble all the way out and terminate them.

The implementation should be simple, but I'm not yet familiar enough with the MRI codebase to provide a patch. The exception logging should be logged in the same way top-level exceptions get logged, but perhaps with information about the thread that was terminated because of the exception.

Here is a monkey patch that simulates what I'm hoping to achieve with this bug:

```ruby
class << Thread
  alias old_new new

  def new(*args, &block)
    old_new(*args) do |*bargs|
      begin
        block.call(*bargs)
      rescue Exception => e
        raise if Thread.abort_on_exception || Thread.current.abort_on_exception
        puts "Thread for block #{block.inspect} terminated with exception: #{e.message}"
        puts e.backtrace.map {|line| "  #{line}"}
      end
    end
  end
end

Thread.new { 1 / 0 }.join
puts "After thread"   
```

Output:

```
system ~/projects/jruby $ ruby thread_error.rb 
Thread for block #<Proc:0x000000010d008a80 / thread_error.rb:17> terminated with exception: divided by 0
  thread_error.rb:17:in `/'
  thread_error.rb:17
  thread_error.rb:7:in `call'
  thread_error.rb:7:in `new'
  thread_error.rb:5:in `initialize'
  thread_error.rb:5:in `old_new'
  thread_error.rb:5:in `new'
  thread_error.rb:17
After thread
```



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