I'm using Rails 5. I have this gem for managing threads ...
I notice that if one of my threads throws an error, it is just swallowed and I never find out about it. I tried this in a console
pool = Concurrent::FixedThreadPool.new(1) # => #<Concurrent::FixedThreadPool:0x007fe3585ab368 @__lock__=#<Thread::Mutex:0x007fe3585ab0c0>, @__condition__=#<Thread::ConditionVariable:0x007fe3585ab098>, @min_length=1, @max_length=1, @idletime=60, @max_queue=0, @fallback_policy=:abort, @auto_terminate=true, @pool=, @ready=, @queue=, @scheduled_task_count=0, @completed_task_count=0, @largest_length=0, @ruby_pid=23932, @gc_interval=30, @next_gc_time=252232.13299, @StopEvent=#<Concurrent::Event:0x007fe3585aaf30 @__lock__=#<Thread::Mutex:0x007fe3585aaeb8>, @__condition__=#<Thread::ConditionVariable:0x007fe3585aae90>, @set=false, @iteration=0>, @StoppedEvent=#<Concurrent::Event:0x007fe3585aadc8 @__lock__=#<Thread::Mutex:0x007fe3585aad78>, @__condition__=#<Thread::ConditionVariable:0x007fe3585aad50>, @set=false, @iteration=0>> nums.each do |num| pool.post do if num == 1 asdfasdf end end end # => [1, 2, 3] pool.shutdown # => true pool.wait_for_termination # => true
I was wondering how, if one of the threads from my pool throws an error, I can throw an exception when all the threads have completed, halting my program. If none of the threads throws an error, then I'm fine to continue with whatever was happening.
Above, you'll notice I intentionally cause a condition that should result in an error, but I never find out about it, because I guess the threadpool is swallowing the output of the exceptions.
To answer your question - no actual way as the library explicitly silences exceptions and there is no configuration for it.
A possible workaround would be to capture exceptions manually:
error = nil pool = Concurrent::FixedThreadPool.new(1) numbers.each do |number| pool.post do begin some_dangerous_action(number) rescue Exception => e error = e raise # still let the gem do its thing end end end pool.shutdown pool.wait_for_termination raise error if error