Very recently, I had the opportunity to help troubleshoot a Blocking issue that one of our customer's was experiencing. In my experience, this is a very common scenario that I have seen. However, while troubleshooting this issue, and more so, while we wrote code to reproduce the issue at our end, we gained a lot of knowledge on how an inaccurate exception handling in code can affect the overall performance of the system in a negative way.
I wanted to share my new gained knowledge with my readers, and at the same time, wanted to contribute the entry to my team blog. Here's the link to the entry: INF: A missing exception handle can cause blocking and eventual application hang.