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From "Knut Anders Hatlen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (DERBY-4498) Incorrect double checked locking idiom used in VTIResultSet
Date Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:07:31 GMT

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Knut Anders Hatlen resolved DERBY-4498.
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    Resolution: Duplicate

This looks like a duplicate of DERBY-4497. Resolving as such.

> Incorrect double checked locking idiom used in VTIResultSet
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-4498
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4498
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.5.3.0
>         Environment: [daniel@daniel-desk src]$ uname -a
> Linux daniel-desk.dyndns.org 2.6.18-92.el5 #1 SMP Tue Apr 29 13:16:12 EDT 2008 i686 i686
i386 GNU/Linux
> [daniel@daniel-desk src]$ java -version
> java version "1.6.0"
> Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build pxi3260sr4-20090219_01(SR4))
> IBM J9 VM (build 2.4, J2RE 1.6.0 IBM J9 2.4 Linux x86-32 jvmxi3260-20090215_29883 (JIT
enabled, AOT enabled)
> J9VM - 20090215_029883_lHdSMr
> JIT  - r9_20090213_2028
> GC   - 20090213_AA)
> JCL  - 20090218_01
>            Reporter: Daniel Luo
>   Original Estimate: 0.08h
>  Remaining Estimate: 0.08h
>
> In method setSharedState of class VTIResultSet, double checked locking idiom is used.
But the field compileTimeConstants involved in the idiom is not declared with volatile modifier,
which is incorrect. Declare the field compileTimeConstants with modifier volatile can quickly
fix the problem. Below link and description explain the details.
> http://www.cs.umd.edu/~pugh/java/memoryModel/jsr-133-faq.html#dcl
> "The double-checked locking idiom (also called the multithreaded singleton pattern) is
a trick designed to support lazy initialization while avoiding the overhead of synchronization.
Sometimes it doesn't work correctly since the writes initializing the object and the write
to the field storing the object instance can be reordered by the compiler or the cache, which
would have the effect of returning what appears to be a partially constructed object instance.
The result would be that we read an uninitialized object. In JVMs 1.5 or above, the use of
the volatile keyword in field declaration would eliminate the problems."

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