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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRSERVER-1154) Declaration and instantiation of refService in ServerLdapContext limits extensibility
Date Fri, 21 Mar 2008 23:35:24 GMT

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Emmanuel Lecharny commented on DIRSERVER-1154:
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I don't think this patch is enough. 

FYI, the way referrals are handled in ADS is far from being perfect, but at least, it's fast.
The idea is to avoid a complex checking everytime. We are caching the referral's DN in order
to avoid to check the existence of a specific attribute in the entry being manipulated. 

If you want to remove the referral interceptor, you are clearly exposed to NPE just because
the ServerLdapContext is using this cache (because it's faster to do so). 

Hre, the main issue is that we are managing this cache within the ReferralInterceptor, while
it should be transversal. I don't really like the idea of calling an interceptor's method
from outside of this interceptor, as an interceptor is supposed to isolate its code. 

We will add a new cache system soon, and we will delegate such a verification to another subsystem,
but this is not exactly a 5 minutes kind of job.

I would suggest that you keep the referral interceptor in place at the moment.



> Declaration and instantiation of refService in ServerLdapContext limits extensibility
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-1154
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-1154
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: core
>    Affects Versions: bigbang
>            Reporter: Icky Dude
>             Fix For: bigbang
>
>
> I ran into a problem that I think needs some simple design work or a simple fix.  For
my project is is not necessary to handle referrals, so I decided to simply eliminate the ReferralIntercepter
from my InterceptorChain.  As soon as I did this, myDirectoryService started crapping on a
NullPointerException buried in the bowels of the DefaultSearchHandler (something I definitely
don't want to mess with for my project).
> 1) At DefaultSearchHandler.java:357 of  there is an instantiation of a new SearchResponseIterator.
 
> 2) The constructor for SearchResponseIterator calls ServerLdapContex.isReferral() at
SearchResponseItereator:117
> 3) ServerLdapContext.isReferral() results in a NPE at ServerLdapContext.java:264 unless
your DirectoryService's InterceptorChain includes a ReferralInterceptor.  Take a look at the
constructor and you'll see why:
> public ServerLdapContext( DirectoryService service, Hashtable<String, Object> env
) throws NamingException
> {
>     super( service, env );
>     refService = ( ( ReferralInterceptor ) service.getInterceptorChain().get( ReferralInterceptor.class.getName()
) );
> }
> Is there any chance that we can simply Check refService for null before it's used ServerLdapContext.isReferral().
 If it's refService==null, return false?
> There's also similar a similar problem in PartitionNexusProxy.java:891 and 901.  Here
the code checks the chain for null, and returns, but it doesn't check the for null before
invoking the interceptor method. 
> Here's the patch:
> $ svn diff ServerLdapContext.java 
> Index: ServerLdapContext.java
> ===================================================================
> --- ServerLdapContext.java      (revision 638966)
> +++ ServerLdapContext.java      (working copy)
> @@ -261,7 +261,11 @@
>       */
>      public boolean isReferral( String name ) throws NamingException
>      {
> -        return refService.isReferral( name );
> +       if( refService == null )
> +        {
> +               return false;
> +        }
> +       return refService.isReferral( name );
>      }
>  
>      /**
> @@ -272,7 +276,11 @@
>       */
>      public boolean isReferral( LdapDN name ) throws NamingException
>      {
> -        return refService.isReferral( name );
> +        if( refService == null )
> +        {
> +               return false;
> +        }
> +       return refService.isReferral( name );
> $ svn diff PartitionNexusProxy.java
> Index: PartitionNexusProxy.java
> ===================================================================
> --- PartitionNexusProxy.java    (revision 638966)
> +++ PartitionNexusProxy.java    (working copy)
> @@ -889,6 +889,10 @@
>      {
>          InterceptorChain chain = service.getInterceptorChain();
>          EventInterceptor interceptor = ( EventInterceptor ) chain.get( EventInterceptor.class.getName()
);
> +        if( interceptor == null )
> +        {
> +               return;
> +        }
>          interceptor.addNamingListener( ctx, name, filter, searchControls, namingListener
);
>      }
>  
> @@ -901,6 +905,10 @@
>              return;
>          }
>          EventInterceptor interceptor = ( EventInterceptor ) chain.get( EventInterceptor.class.getName()
);
> +        if( interceptor == null )
> +        {
> +               return;
> +        }
>          interceptor.removeNamingListener( ctx, namingListener );
>      }
>  }

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