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Fix error handling bug in stream.pipe() #1095

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felixge commented May 23, 2011

Problem: Since stream.pipe() is registering it's own error handlers on
the source and destination stream, it needs to replicate the
EventEmitter 'error' emitting semantics of throwing an error if there
are no other listeners. However, there was a off-by-one error because
the check for remaining listeners was done after cleanup() which means
the pipe's own listener was no longer included.

This would cause 'error' events on either the dest or the source to
throw if there was one other error listener, and while swallowing
the 'error' event if there was no other listener.

Solution: I added a test demonstrating the two issues and fixed the
problem by correcting the off-by-one error.

Fix error handling bug in stream.pipe()
Problem: Since stream.pipe() is registering it's own error handlers on
the source and destination stream, it needs to replicate the
EventEmitter 'error' emitting semantics of throwing an error if there
are no other listeners. However, there was a off-by-one error because
the check for remaining listeners was done after cleanup() which means
the pipe's own listener was no longer included.

This would cause 'error' events on either the dest or the source to
throw if there was one other error listener, and while swallowing
the 'error' event if there was no other listener.

Solution: I added a test demonstrating the two issues and fixed the
problem by correcting the off-by-one error.

@ry ry closed this in 2b91256 May 24, 2011

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