The one thing I think of specifically with a deadlock is that it will automatically rollback the victim transaction and that might throw off this client logic regarding the state of the server. But I would think if there were just a simple problem with deadlocks it would have showed up before now. That said I don't see any specific tests in our XA tests: org.apache.derbyTesting.functionTests.tests.jdbapi.XATest or org.apache.derbyTesting.functionTests.tests.jdbcapi.XATransactionTest that test XAConnections with deadlocks.
Nothing in the Derby log other than it logging a deadlock with the statements and a lock timeout with its statements and it indicating that cleanup had started and completed.
I will enable tracing with the documented (undocumented system property). Thanks for that information!
I will check for the XA transactions the next time I reproduce this.
Maybe you could point me into the correct area to look. This seems to be triggered either through a lock timeout or a deadlock. The connection that this is occurring through is an XA connection. I see the logging of this in the server log but I am trying to find out where that would be logged from. It seems after this occurs and because of the way connection pool is being validated and recreated on error by Glassfish (configured to do so), it gets into this state. What I don’t understand is why this type of error would cause the connection to appear to be invalid and I am trying to work through both the Glassfish source and the Derby source to find out. The connection is correctly handling other errors such as a duplication trying to be inserted and this does not trigger the connection to appear to be invalid. So I am trying to understand why a lock timeout or deadlock detection might do so.
This problem has only cropped up recently when they started performing multiple requests that I know have a deadlock path through them. I can fix that problem later but this is a system level problem that I need to resolve.
I really do appreciate the help and guidance and am willing to try to work though this. I have to figure this out and either patch Glassfish or Derby in any case as my customer (think very very large wireless carrier) is getting pretty PO’ed.