Bug 55865

Summary: Performance :Disable stale check by default in HttpClient 4 and 3.1
Product: JMeter Reporter: Philippe Mouawad <p.mouawad>
Component: HTTPAssignee: JMeter issues mailing list <issues>
Severity: enhancement CC: p.mouawad
Priority: P2    
Version: 2.9   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   

Description Philippe Mouawad 2013-12-09 22:53:06 UTC
Profiling JMeter, I noticed an important number of SocketTimeoutException being triggered without any impact on response status.

I investigated it a bit deeper and find out it affected only HttpClient implementations.
Looking a bit deeper, it is due to connection stale check which is enabled by default.
This check sets a timeout to 1ms , see :
- org.apache.http.impl.io.SocketInputBuffer#isDataAvailable
- org.apache.http.impl.AbstractHttpClientConnection#isStale

I wonder if it's a good idea to keep it enabled by default as with high number of Threads and throughput it means a huge number of Exception.
Comment 1 Philippe Mouawad 2013-12-09 22:56:56 UTC
Date: Mon Dec  9 22:56:12 2013
New Revision: 1549702

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1549702
Bug 55865 - Performance :Disable stale check by default in HttpClient 4 and 3.1
Bugzilla Id: 55865