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From "Carsten Ziegeler (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (FELIX-5615) Global lock in BaseMethod.NotResolved::resolve method can cause deadlock
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:21:04 GMT

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Carsten Ziegeler reassigned FELIX-5615:
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    Assignee: Thomas Watson

> Global lock in BaseMethod.NotResolved::resolve method can cause deadlock
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FELIX-5615
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-5615
>             Project: Felix
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Declarative Services (SCR)
>            Reporter: Thomas Watson
>            Assignee: Thomas Watson
>
> See eclipse bug: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=515215
> org.apache.felix.scr.impl.inject.BaseMethod.NotResolved has a single instance which is
held by the static field NotResolved.INSTANCE
> This means that the synchronized method NotResolved::resolve holds the global lock on
this NotResolved.INSTANCE object.  It is unclear why this complete method needs to be synchronized.
 But is is also unclear why it has to be a global lock also.  Is this by design? or a consequence
of some refactoring that made this method act on a global lock?
> This is causing issues because while calling BaseMethod::findMethod reflection is done
which can then trigger additional class loads.  These can then result in lazy activation to
be triggered.  There is a whole set of deadlock situations that could happen during lazy activation
while this global lock is being held.
> I have not studied the code in detail, but it appears BaseMethod:findMethod is stateless
and it is unclear why we need to hold a lock between calls to BaseMethod::findMethod and BaseMethod::setMethod
(let alone a global lock).



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