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From "Cameron, David A" <>
Subject RE: GeronimoTransactionManager IllegalStateException: Status is STATUS_NO_TRANSACTION
Date Mon, 21 Aug 2006 15:46:12 GMT
I honestly can't say that I understand why that final rollback is even
there or if there are cases where it actually does perform the rollback.
It certainly is redundant in the scenario I'm seeing.
My gut says to fix it for the scenario and not remove something that may
have a purpose.  What I would do is add a check to verify that the
TransactionImpl is not in STATUS_NO_TRANSACTION status before trying to
roll it back.  It has other, similar checks already.  Just not that one.
I'm going to be looking into getting a build of the Geronimo Transaction
Manager this morning.  If that work I can try to come up with a patch of
some sort.


From: David Jencks [] 
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: GeronimoTransactionManager IllegalStateException: Status is

On Aug 18, 2006, at 5:36 PM, Cameron, David A wrote:


	I'm using GeronimoTransactionManager with Jencks 1.2, ActiveMQ
4.0 and a third-party XA capable database. 

	What I'm seeing is during the prepare phase of the commit the
third-party database XAResource is throwing an XAException which causes
the TransactionManager to roll back the transaction.

	It appears that the TransactionManager seems to be getting
confused during the course of the rollback. 

	I can see that TransactionImpl.commit detected the failure, set
it's status to STATUS_MARKED_ROLLBACK, rolled back the remaining
resource then threw a RollbackException.

	Before this the jvm goes to unwind the stack it calls the
finally of TransactionImpl.commit which sets the status to

	InheritableTransactionContext.complete catches this exception as
Throwable then calls rollbackAndThrow. 

	rolllbackAndThrow seems to get into trouble by calling rollback
on the transaction which is also STATUS_NO_TRANSACTION. 

	This is where it throws an IllegalStateException becausee
rollback was called on something that no longer had a transaction in

	Am I missing something in the config of the TransactionManager? 

	As I read this blow-by-blow I come to realize that
rollbackAndThrow is attempting to roll back a transaction that is
already cleaned up.  Should I just add a check if that transaction has
been cleaned up before it calls rollback on it?  It just looks like the
transaction has been rolled back and has been asked to roll back again.

	Any suggestions on workarounds or a compatible version where
this is fixed would be appreciated.

I've seen this or a similar problem too IIRC.  Does it cause an actual
error in your code or just an annoying error message to be logged?

I think that the latest code does away with the
TransactionContextManager entirely which might remove this problem.
However I don't think this version of jencks has been released:
certainly the geronimo code it uses hasn't been released officially.

I think we could still patch the geronimo code similar to what's used in
jencks 1.2 to avoid this problem in the g 1.1.2 release.

I suspect the final call to rollback can be removed entirely.  What do
you think?  

david jencks




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