On 1/28/2013 3:04 PM, Oskar Zinger wrote:
I just upgraded to 10.8.3 and I am still running into the same NullPointerException (NPE).

This is actually different, it comes from:
org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.xact.XactFactory.add(Unknown Source)


Hi Oskar,

Thank you for upgrading to the latest. That always makes things easier to debug.
I guess the next step is to understand how you get into this state.
Is there a stand alone reproduction that you can post in Jira?
Is there something in the log prior to this NPE that might give us an indication of what was going on when you got the NPE?

Is your program multi-threaded? Is there possibly more than one thread shutting down at once?  Do you have the same problem if you use deregister=true?


Best

Kathey


Thanks,
Oskar


From: Katherine Marsden <kmarsdenderby@sbcglobal.net>
To: Derby Discussion <derby-user@db.apache.org>
Cc: Oskar Zinger <oskarzn@yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: NullPointerException when Shuting Down Derby

On 1/28/2013 12:52 PM, Oskar Zinger wrote:
When I do the following it sometimes returns a NullPointerException:

      DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:derby:;shutdown=true;deregister=false");

Here is the exception stack trace:

Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
        at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.xact.XactFactory.add(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.xact.XactFactory.pushTransactionContext(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.xact.XactFactory.startInternalTransaction(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.log.LogToFile.checkpointWithTran(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.log.LogToFile.checkpoint(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.RawStore.stop(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.impl.services.monitor.TopService.stop(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.impl.services.monitor.TopService.shutdown(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.impl.services.monitor.BaseMonitor.shutdown(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.impl.services.monitor.BaseMonitor.shutdown(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.jdbc.InternalDriver.connect(Unknown Source)
        at org.apache.derby.jdbc.AutoloadedDriver.connect(Unknown Source)
        at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:399)
        at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(DriverManager.java:350)

Does anyone know why this is happening?

I am using Derby 10.8.2.3

Thanks,
Oskar Zinger

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5916 was backported to 10.8 with revision 1395186 and looks similar
I suggest you pick up 10.8.3 that has that fix.