Found this while debugging occasionally failed unit tests. Currently we do this if exception occurs during writing to a channel with Netty:
So the connection is only closed when debug mode is enabled. This is problematic as lots of clean up code is abstracted inside the close and without proper close the connection we are leaking resources.
Commit log indicates the issue exists since day 1 with
ZOOKEEPER-733. Note the original patch uploaded to ZOOKEEPER-733 has this close call in right place, and the call gets moved around during iteration of the patches w/o gets noticed.