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  1. Thrift
  2. THRIFT-3800

Python THttpClient hangs on Oneway methods in the test suite



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 0.9.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
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    • Environment:

      Linux / Python

    • Patch Info:
      Patch Available


      The generated python code for "oneway" methods calls flush() to send the data. The flush() method of THttpClient calls http_client.HTTPCconnection.getresponse(). This hangs forever waiting for a HTTP response from the server, unless a timeout has been specified, in which case the respective test simply fails. The reason for this is that the HTTP TestServer (C++) does not send a HTTP response for oneway messages (verified this using wireshark with the default "simple" server).

      IMO this is in fact a bug of the TestServer, because the HTTP protocol specification clearly states that the server has to send "one ore more" HTTP response messages in reply to every request message (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7230, 2.1).

      However, the test suite for other languages (C++) works fine with this setup and fails with python.

      Steps to reproduce:

      1. Build thrift with py support
      2. Run a HTTP test with cpp server and python client:
      cd test/py
      ../cpp/TestServer --protocol=compact --transport=http --port=51291 &> /tmp/server.log
      ./TestClient.py --verbose --host=localhost --genpydir=gen-py --protocol=compact --http=/ --port=51291

      Result: the client hangs forever in the "testOneway" test. When killed with ctrl-c, it can be seen to hang in the following call stack:

        File "test/py/gen-py/ThriftTest/ThriftTest.py", line 1070, in testOneway
        File "test/py/gen-py/ThriftTest/ThriftTest.py", line 1078, in send_testOneway
        File "lib/py/build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/thrift/transport/THttpClient.py", line 129, in _f
          result = f(*args, **kwargs)
        File "lib/py/build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/thrift/transport/THttpClient.py", line 168, in flush
          self.__http_response = self.__http.getresponse()
        File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/httplib.py", line 1067, in getresponse
        File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/httplib.py", line 409, in begin
          version, status, reason = self._read_status()
        File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/httplib.py", line 365, in _read_status
          line = self.fp.readline(_MAXLINE + 1)
        File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/socket.py", line 476, in readline
          data = self._sock.recv(self._rbufsize)

      Expected Result: Success.




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              mwilck Martin Wilck
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