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Thread: EOFException on sending object

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    Unhappy EOFException on sending object

    Dear all,

    I've been struggeling with this issue for days now and I'm completely stuck on this.
    The thing what I want to do is send an object over a socket.

    I get the following error when I execute the send:
    at java.io.ObjectInputStream$PeekInputStream.readFull y(Unknown Source)
    at java.io.ObjectInputStream$BlockDataInputStream.rea dShort(Unknown Source)
    at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readStreamHeader(Unknown Source)
    at java.io.ObjectInputStream.<init>(Unknown Source)
    at Agent.runAgent(Agent.java:125)
    at Agent.<init>(Agent.java:53)
    at Agent.main(Agent.java:193)

    The code for the class that generates the error:
    		while (runAgent) {
    			// At this point, we can read for input and reply with
    			// appropriate output.
    			try {
    				serverSocket = agentSocket.accept();
    				in = new ObjectInputStream(serverSocket.getInputStream());
    				out = new ObjectOutputStream(serverSocket.getOutputStream());
    				InetAddress addr = agentSocket.getInetAddress();
    				// Print out details of this connection
    				System.out.println("Accepted Client : Address - "
    						+ addr.getHostAddress().toString());
    				Object temp = null;
    				//while ((performanceProfile = (PerformanceProfile) in.readObject()) != null) {
    				while ((temp = in.readObject()) != null) {
    					if(temp instanceof PerformanceProfile){
    						performanceProfile = (PerformanceProfile) temp;
    						System.out.println("Profile received: " + performanceProfile.getName());
    					}else if(temp instanceof String){
    						String reply = "";
    						performanceProfile = null;
    							if(performanceProfile == null ){
    								reply = "no_profile";
    							}else if(!performanceProfile.isRunning()){
    								reply = "not_running";
    							}else if(performanceProfile.isRunning()){
    								reply = "running";
    						} else if(temp.toString().equals("stop_profile")){
    							System.out.println("Stopping performance profile");
    				if(performanceProfile != null){
    			} catch (IOException e) {
    				// TODO Auto-generated catch block
    			} catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
    				// TODO Auto-generated catch block

    The code that send the object:
    String command = "profile_status";
    		String reply = "";
    		// Create new output stream to send the data in bytes
    		try {
    			socket = new Socket(agent, 11111);
    			// Instantiate the input and output variables for the sockets
    			OutputStream os = socket.getOutputStream();
    			InputStream is = socket.getInputStream();
    			ObjectOutputStream oos = new ObjectOutputStream(os);
    			ObjectInputStream ois = new ObjectInputStream(is);
    			// Write the object
    			Object temp = null;
    			while ((temp = ois.readObject()) != null) {
    				if (temp instanceof String) {
    					reply = temp.toString();
    			// oos.writeObject(command);
    		} catch (IOException e) {
    			// TODO Auto-generated catch block
    		} catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
    			// TODO Auto-generated catch block
    		return reply;

    TO make it complete I included the source of the Agent and the Server below.


    I can't figure out why this error occurs and maybe somebody can help me.
    Last edited by treshr; December 9th, 2011 at 08:34 AM.

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    Default Re: EOFException on sending object

    You left off the first line(s) of the error message. It would give the name of the exception and maybe some more details.
    What you did post shows that your code was creating an ObjectInputStream object at line 125 when the error occurred.

    If you want any help on this you will have to create a SSCCE that shows the problem. Your zip files contain TOO many source files.
    When I work on a client-server problem I put all the classes into a single file so all the debugging print outs are on one screen and in time sequence.
    Last edited by Norm; December 9th, 2011 at 01:25 PM.

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