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From "Alex Karasulu (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (DIRSERVER-1104) Mixing Attribute value types results in write failures
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2007 04:12:42 GMT
Mixing Attribute value types results in write failures

                 Key: DIRSERVER-1104
             Project: Directory ApacheDS
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: core
    Affects Versions: 1.5.1, bigbang
            Reporter: Alex Karasulu
            Assignee: Alex Karasulu
            Priority: Blocker
             Fix For: bigbang

This new bug is really serious and tricky. It has eluded us but comes out now thanks to a
crazy size effect it has on Windows.  

First a characterization of the bug.  An entry (Attributes object) may be valid and still
contain an Attribute which has both byte[] and String array values.  Some may suggest that
this is invalid since attributes are, according to their syntax, either binary of human readable.
 However this is not the case.  The fact that an attributeType is human readable has no bearing
on how the user supplies the value.  Human readable data can be provided as binary information
so long as it still conforms to the syntax of the attribute.

Here's an example entry which would cause such a failure:

    dn: cn=person1,ou=system
    objectClass: organizationalPerson
    cn: person1
    sn: sn_person1
    seealso: cn=Good One,ou=people,o=sevenSeas
    seealso:: Y249QmFkIEXDqWvDoCxvdT1wZW9wbGUsbz1zZXZlblNlYXM=

This entry will cause the AttributeSerializerUtils.serialize() method to blow a ClassCastException.
 Note the log of the error can be found attached to this issue.  

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