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addEventListener("unhandledexception", ...) is ignored in workers. #1190

lddubeau opened this Issue Aug 8, 2016 · 0 comments


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lddubeau commented Aug 8, 2016


Bluebird: 3.4.1. I don't know if it happens with earlier versions but I suspect it does.

Browsers: Chrome 51, Firefox 46. AFAIK, this would be reproducible on all platforms that support workers.

Reproducing the case

Run this plunker, and observe the console output.

The important code is in the file test.js. This file is run both in the context of the main window and in a worker:

var inWorker = typeof window === "undefined";
var context = inWorker ? self : window;

if (inWorker) {
  console.log("worker running");

context.addEventListener("unhandledrejection", function() {
  console.log("Unahndled rejection detected by custom handler!", inWorker);
Promise.reject(new Error("X"));

Expected behavior

The console should show these lines:

Unahndled rejection detected by custom handler! false
worker running
Unahndled rejection detected by custom handler! true

The first one unhandled rejection is from the main window. The 2nd is from the worker. Bluebird does produce warnings but those are not the issue here.

Actual behavior

Unahndled rejection detected by custom handler! false
worker running

The unhandled rejection in the worker is never detected by the handler.


On Chrome, removing Bluebird from the worker produces the expected behavior.

Also, assigning to self.onunhandledrejection works fine.

I believe the issue is with fireDomEvent. document is not available in a worker, so the fallback is used.

fireDomEvent should be modified to create events using new Event, which is available in workers.

lextiz added a commit to lextiz/bluebird that referenced this issue Aug 8, 2016

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Fixes issue 1190 #1191

petkaantonov added a commit that referenced this issue Aug 24, 2016

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