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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: txmanager: shouldn't connection be removed from pool if it fails to enlist?
Date Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:48:36 GMT
Hi Florent,

Thanks for finding this and figuring out what is going on!  A Jira would be great and a patch
even better!

BTW you might want to switch to a newer tm as 2.2.x and 3.x have much better error handling
and recovery when a resource is not available on startup or disappears midway through a commit.
 (The changes aren't going into 2.1.x since they involve an incompatible api change).

david jencks

On Mar 11, 2011, at 7:17 AM, Florent Guillaume wrote:

> Hi David, all,
> I have the following situation using txmanager (2.1.3) as a standalone
> component in my application.
> ConnectionFactory.getConnection
> -> GenericConnectionManager.allocateConnection
> -> TransactionEnlistingInterceptor.getConnection
> -> TransactionImpl.enlistResource
> -> xaRes.start
> In my XAResource for internal reasons there's a failure to do the
> start (no network resources available), and it throws XAException
> So enlistResource catches this and returns false.
> But the caller, TransactionEnlistingInterceptor.getConnection, does
> nothing with the return code and assumes all went well. So the
> corrupted XAResource stays in the pool and is still corrupted on the
> next try.
> In my opinion it should return the connection to the pool with a DESTROY action.
> There's a code path catching SystemException where it does it, but
> this exception is never raised here. I see two possible fixes:
> 1. make TransactionImpl.enlistResource throw SystemException at least
> when getting XAER_RMERR,
> 2. make TransactionEnlistingInterceptor.getConnection look for a false
> return value when calling enlistResource and in this case doing a
> DESTROY as well.
> What do you think?
> I can provide a JIRA ticket and a patch if needed.
> Florent
> -- 
> Florent Guillaume, Director of R&D, Nuxeo
> Open Source, Java EE based, Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
>   +33 1 40 33 79 87

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