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From "Martijn Hendriks (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JCR-2129) Prevent data inconsistencies due to incorrect or missed merges in the ItemStateManagers
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2009 08:51:07 GMT

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Martijn Hendriks commented on JCR-2129:

Created a separate issue for the references issue because it seems unrelated to the parent-child
thing: JCR-2138.

> Prevent data inconsistencies due to incorrect or missed merges in the ItemStateManagers
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: JCR-2129
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-2129
>             Project: Jackrabbit Content Repository
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: jackrabbit-core
>    Affects Versions: core 1.4.5, 2.0.0
>            Reporter: Martijn Hendriks
>            Priority: Critical
>         Attachments: InconsistencyTest.java, JCR-2129-testcase.patch, repository.xml
> There are two places where transient state changes are merged with persisted state: (i)
in the SessionISM.stateModified call back method (typically called by a saving thread after
it's changes have been saved) and (ii) in the SharedISM.Update.begin method. Sometimes the
merge strategy fails in the sense that corrupt data is written to database. 
> How to reproduce:
> The attached test program contains steps to reproduce the issue. The testInconsistency1
method concurrently adds a node D to a node A and moves child node B of A to another place.
This sometimes results in a situation in which node A still has a child reference to node
B whereas B has another parent. In this situation, Jackrabbit cannot be started anymore if
the search index is missing: 
> Jun 8, 2009 2:16:23 PM org.apache.jackrabbit.core.query.OnWorkspaceInconsistency$1 handleMissingChildNode
> SEVERE: Node /A (a7a29e8c-8d13-4fbd-b0ca-4f93f9c0ef42) has missing child 'B' (80aa13c5-1db6-4f62-b576-5e7f626d90c1)
> Jun 8, 2009 2:16:23 PM org.apache.jackrabbit.core.RepositoryImpl initStartupWorkspaces
> SEVERE: Failed to initialize workspace 'wm9'
> The testInconsistency2 method concurrently adds a reference property to a node B (the
threads do exactly the same). This sometimes results in a situation in which the referenced
node can never be removed anymore because there is a "ghost" reference to it which cannot
be removed. (It gives a ReferentialIntegrityException).
> Jun 8, 2009 2:19:51 PM org.apache.jackrabbit.core.state.MLRUItemStateCache cache
> WARNING: overwriting cached entry bc28ff87-216d-4ccd-bd73-03e7499ab54e/{}ref to B
> Exception in thread "main" javax.jcr.ReferentialIntegrityException: 9f025634-d3e1-448e-904c-1c285f6b1bf6:
the node cannot be removed because it is still being referenced.
> It seems the first problem (the parent-child relation) is caused by an incorrect merge
in the NodeStateMerger class. The second problem might also be caused by an incorrect or missed
merge, but I am not sure whether that's the real problem.

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