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From Andrus Adamchik <and...@objectstyle.org>
Subject Re: NullPointerException in LRUMap.reuseMapping (was DataRowStore.processUpdatedSnapshots)
Date Tue, 13 Jun 2006 12:45:03 GMT
On Jun 9, 2006, at 3:26 PM, Lothar Krenzien wrote:
> Hi there ,
>
> I'm using the recent Cayenne version with Tomcat 5.5 and Java 5.  
> Since a few days I get very often a NullPointerException from  
> cayenne. Analysing the stack trace it seems that the exception is  
> thrown by Apache's commons collection class LRUMap. I've found a  
> possible solution at BugZilla:
> http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=32573
>
> There it is saied that it could be a synchronising problem. And I'm  
> getting the exeption only after a while the server is running and  
> lots of users are connected. Would it be possible to try the  
> suggestions from BugZilla? There's another post of the same  
> excption in this group a few days ago. So it seems to be a very  
> serious problem.
> http://www.objectstyle.org/cayenne/lists/cayenne-user/ 
> 2006/06/0017.html

Since you and Bryan are seeing the same issue independently, I'd say  
this is a real bug. There are mixed reports under the LRUMap Bugzilla  
ticket above on whether synchronizing the LRUMap fixes it. In any  
event we'll have to deal with it in Cayenne in some way, so I opened  
a Jira ticket [1] and will investigate.


> What I've just realized that cayenne comes with it's own copy of  
> common collections packed in the cayenne.jar. For me that seems not  
> be very usefull. Instead of it I would prefer a link on the cayenne  
> download page. That way I could independently update cayenne and/  
> or commons collection.

It is up to you whether to use bundled commons-collections or not.  
There are cayenne.jar and cayenne-nodeps.jar [2].

[1] http://issues.apache.org/cayenne/browse/CAY-565
[2] http://objectstyle.org/confluence/display/CAYDOC/JAR+Files+and 
+Dependencies

Andrus


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