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From Selcuk AYA <>
Subject Re: [ApacheDS]making interceptor chain stateless
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2011 05:14:38 GMT
On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 2:14 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny <> wrote:
> On 11/6/11 9:12 PM, Kiran Ayyagari wrote:
>> Hi Dev,
>>     Currently the interceptor chain heavily depends on the current
>> operation context stored in the InvocationStack as a
>>     threadlocal variable, but this poses a problem for transaction
>> handling (if we use threadlocal transactions then
>>     two different requests might get processed by the same thread
>> leading to using the same transaction)
> Not sure, as a request will be fully processed before another request can
> reuse the thread.

If the concern here is about requests due to chain re-entry
operations, actually these internal operations should be part of the
same transaction I think.

>>     Earlier we had one big hurdle in the form of chain re-entry to
>> achieve this, but now we have almost got that removed
>>     (there are still some more (<4) but will remove them in the coming
>> days)
> I have checked some of the inner operation, and there are cases where we
> need to re-enter the chain: when modifying the schema. A modification of the
> rootDSE attributeTypes value, for instance, will also lead to a modification
> of the cn=schema (or is it ou=schema ? never remember...) partition, and
> this will be done with a add or delete operation call.
> We may get rid of such re-entrant operation, except that we will lose the
> logging of a revert operation in this case. That would be a great loss, IMO.
>>     I would like to make the interceptor chain completely stateless by
>> avoiding the use of InvocationStack, so that
>>     we can inject a transaction handle directly into the OperationContext.
> The chain should be stateless, I'm not sure we need the InvocationStack
> anymore, but I'm not sure this is really connected to the fact that we use
> threadLocal, or not.
> Again, there is one thing which has to be taken into account before we
> remove the InvocationStack, is that we can revert a complete schema
> modification, which implies a double call to the chain (an in this case, I
> wonder if we don't need to keep the reference to the parent call in the
> second call).
> To be investigated further.
> --
> Regards,
> Cordialement,
> Emmanuel Lécharny

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