[Mono-dev] (Nevermind) Asp.net thread abort issue

Gonzalo Paniagua Javier gonzalo at ximian.com
Sun Oct 9 16:48:01 EDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-10-09 at 08:04 -0400, Joshua Tauberer wrote:
> Gonzalo Paniagua Javier wrote:
>   > Anyway, if you ever decide to catch ThreadAbortException anywhere in the
> > asp.net pipeline, bear in mind that it's used also when the configured
> > timeout is reached.
> The timeout for what?

For the maximum request processing time set in machine.config/web.config

> This ThreadAbortException business is quite something to get a handle 
> on.  For instance, if you abort the thread within a method called by 
> reflection, when Invoke() finishes the exception is a 
> TargetInvocationException and not a ThreadAbortException, confusing my 
> catch clauses higher up.  Is that the right behavior?  It also doesn't 
> do the usual automatic re-throwing of the ThreadAbortException after 
> catch clauses, so the thread goes on if the exception is caught at any 
> point.

Yes, the behavior is right. However, a ThreadAbortException should be
rethrown after the finally clause, even when catched, if ResetAbort() is
not called.


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