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From "David Jencks (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (GERONIMO-4448) TransactionManager resume method should only resume previously suspended transaction
Date Thu, 04 Dec 2008 20:26:44 GMT


David Jencks commented on GERONIMO-4448:

I'm not sure exactly what you see as the problem here....  IMO the behavior when "resuming"
a non-suspended transaction is not specified so we don't need to check that the argument to
resume is in fact suspended.

However..., what is a valid transaction?  Does the jta spec define this anywhere?

For instance.... can you suspend a transaction that is prepared but not committed?  How about
if you've called setRollbackOnly() on it?

IIRC (from many years ago) the jta spec tends to not specify a lot of this behavior.

> TransactionManager resume method should only resume previously suspended transaction
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: GERONIMO-4448
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: transaction manager
>    Affects Versions: 2.2
>            Reporter: Lin Sun
>            Assignee: Lin Sun
>             Fix For: 2.2
> Currently, the resume manager resumes pretty much any transaction as long as the transaction
is not null and is an instance of TransactionImpl.
> I think this is incorrect.  Per the jTA 1.1 spec, page 13:
> Suspending and Resuming a Transaction 
> A call to theTransactionManager.suspend method temporarily suspends the 
> transaction that is currently associated with the calling thread. If the thread is not

> associated with any transaction, anull object reference is returned; otherwise, a valid

> Transaction object is returned. TheTransactionobject can later be passed to the 
> resume method to reinstate the transaction context association with the calling thread.

> TheTransactionManager.resumemethod re-associates the specified transaction 
> context with the calling thread. If the transaction specified is a valid transaction,
> transaction context is associated with the calling thread; otherwise, the thread is 
> associated with no transaction. 
> Transaction tobj = TransactionManager.suspend(); 
> .. 
> TransactionManager.resume(tobj); 
> A simple test below would reveal the prob:
> {code}
>     public void testResume1() throws Exception {
>         Transaction tx;
>         assertEquals(Status.STATUS_NO_TRANSACTION, tm.getStatus());
>         tm.begin();   
>         assertEquals(Status.STATUS_ACTIVE, tm.getStatus());
>         tx = tm.getTransaction();
>         assertNotNull(tx);
>         assertEquals(Status.STATUS_ACTIVE, tx.getStatus());
>         tm.commit();
>         assertEquals(Status.STATUS_NO_TRANSACTION, tm.getStatus());
>         assertNull(tm.getTransaction());
>         try {
>         	tm.resume(tx);
>         	fail();
>         } catch (InvalidTransactionException e) {
>         	// expected
>         }        
>     }
> {code}

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