Commit bfadb84b authored by Albert Vaca Cintora's avatar Albert Vaca Cintora

Fix potential race condition caused by early unlocking

The lock should be kept between the point we read and the point we write

Also, no need to pass SMSPlugin as a parameter, since enclossed classes
already have access to its parent by default.
parent 7db40ee2
......@@ -163,18 +163,15 @@ public class SMSPlugin extends Plugin {
private final Lock mostRecentTimestampLock = new ReentrantLock();
private class MessageContentObserver extends ContentObserver {
final SMSPlugin mPlugin;
* Create a ContentObserver to watch the Messages database. onChange is called for
* every subscribed change
* @param parent Plugin which owns this observer
* @param handler Handler object used to make the callback
MessageContentObserver(SMSPlugin parent, Handler handler) {
MessageContentObserver(Handler handler) {
mPlugin = parent;
......@@ -185,29 +182,26 @@ public class SMSPlugin extends Plugin {
public void onChange(boolean selfChange) {
if (mPlugin.mostRecentTimestamp == 0) {
if (mostRecentTimestamp == 0) {
// Since the timestamp has not been initialized, we know that nobody else
// has requested a message. That being the case, there is most likely
// nobody listening for message updates, so just drop them
// Grab the mostRecentTimestamp into the local stack because reading the Messages
// database could potentially be a long operation
long mostRecentTimestamp = mPlugin.mostRecentTimestamp;
SMSHelper.Message message = SMSHelper.getNewestMessage(mPlugin.context);
// Lock so no one uses the mostRecentTimestamp between the moment we read it and the
// moment we update it. This is because reading the Messages DB can take long.
SMSHelper.Message message = SMSHelper.getNewestMessage(context);
if ( <= mostRecentTimestamp) {
// Our onChange often gets called many times for a single message. Don't make unnecessary
// noise
if (message == null || <= mostRecentTimestamp) {
// onChange can trigger many times for a single message. Don't make unnecessary noise
// Update the most recent counter
mPlugin.mostRecentTimestamp =;
mostRecentTimestamp =;
// Send the alert about the update
......@@ -281,7 +275,7 @@ public class SMSPlugin extends Plugin {
context.registerReceiver(receiver, filter);
Looper helperLooper = SMSHelper.MessageLooper.getLooper();
ContentObserver messageObserver = new MessageContentObserver(this, new Handler(helperLooper));
ContentObserver messageObserver = new MessageContentObserver(new Handler(helperLooper));
SMSHelper.registerObserver(messageObserver, context);
return true;
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