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From "Martin Zaun (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JDO-238) Timing bug in TCK test case ThreadSafe
Date Wed, 08 Mar 2006 20:18:42 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JDO-238?page=comments#action_12369545 ] 

Martin Zaun commented on JDO-238:

Craig L Russell wrote:
> I think it's too late to add the requirement for thread-safety for  
> makePersistent of the same detachable instance by multiple threads.
> So I'd write a separate low priority JIRA for the thread-safe  
> makePersistent detachable and mark it for an unknown release. The  rest 
> of the thread-safe cases should be good to go.

OK. Created JDO-333 for testing thread-safety of operations on detached instances.
Dropping test pm.makePersistent(shared detached PC instance) from ThreadSafe.java.

> Timing bug in TCK test case ThreadSafe
> --------------------------------------
>          Key: JDO-238
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JDO-238
>      Project: JDO
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: tck11, tck20
>     Versions: JDO 2 beta
>     Reporter: Michael Bouschen
>     Assignee: Martin Zaun
>     Priority: Minor
>      Fix For: JDO 2 final

> The TCK test ThreadSafe runs multiple threads, where each thread tries to persist the
same pc instance using its own PM. The expected behavior is that one thread succeeds persisting
the pc instance and stores it at transaction commit. All other threads should result in a
JDOException because the pc instance is already bound to a different PM. All threads close
the PM at the end. 
> Now, it might happen that the succeeding thread closes the PM before a parallel thread
tries to persist the pc instance. The behavior of pm.makePersistence for a pc instance bound
to a closed pm is not specified, so it does not necessarily result in an exception.
> The test case should be changed such that the succeeding thread waits for all the other
threads before closing the PM. Please note, the solution must be robust enough to avoid a
deadlock situation even if an erroneous JDO implementation would allow multiple threads to
succeed persisting the pc instance.

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