Integrated: JDK-8265362 java/net/Socket/ fails with " Address already in use" (macos-aarch64)

Mark Sheppard msheppar at
Mon May 24 22:09:53 UTC 2021

On Tue, 18 May 2021 22:43:14 GMT, Mark Sheppard <msheppar at> wrote:

> The test java/net/Socket/ has been seen to fail with a BindException, in the testMaxSockets test, on a regular basis on macOS-aarch64 platform. testMaxSockets tests the maximum number of UDP Sockets that may be created as defined by a system property It invokes the Socket constructor Socket(InetAddress host, int port, boolean stream) with stream set to false to create a UDP Socket. This instantiation is a compound operation, consisting of the creation of a socket, the explicit binding of wildcard address and ephemeral port, and a connect to the socket end point specified in the constructor parameters.  Analysis has shown that during the test that the OS intermittently allocates the same ephemeral port multiple times during the bind system call, such that two separate sockets end up bound to the same port. Then on the connect invocation a BindException is thrown for the second socket. This has been determined to be a transient condition duri
 ng heavy loads and where a significant number of ephemeral ports are being allocated.
> As this is deemed an OS issues, and in order to increase test stability, it has been found that for the BindException condition a retry of the Socket creation mitigates the issues and tests the max creation property.

This pull request has now been integrated.

Changeset: bb085f68
Author:    Mark Sheppard <msheppar at>
Stats:     14 lines in 2 files changed: 10 ins; 3 del; 1 mod

8265362: java/net/Socket/ fails with " Address already in use" (macos-aarch64)

Reviewed-by: dfuchs, alanb



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