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From "angela (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (OAK-270) Enforce uniqueness of jcr:uuid
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:36:37 GMT

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angela commented on OAK-270:
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agreed... sounds good. i don't think it's realistic to implement that in 
a first version given the ambitious schedule. and it might even be that this
isn't a huge issue for most default scenarios.

but i do think that we should be aware of the weaknesses of our approach
and the consequences this might have in cases where data consistency
was really important.
                
> Enforce uniqueness of jcr:uuid
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: OAK-270
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OAK-270
>             Project: Jackrabbit Oak
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: core, jcr
>            Reporter: angela
>
> we had a quick discussion yesterday regarding enforcing uniqueness
> of jcr:uuid and how we are want/can assert that. 
> in contrast to what was said yesterday in the meeting the jcr:uuid cannot
> be expected to be always a system generated random uuid. That's only true
> for those cases where a referenceable node is created using Node#addNode
> or Node#addMixin("mix:referenceable"). However, this is not the case when
> content is imported using Session#importXML or Workspace#importXML. in these
> situations the generation of the jcr:uuid is not governed by the system.
> exporting and re-importing items is very likely to produce uuid-collisions
> and we need to make sure we can verify and assert the uniqueness in these
> cases.
> from the current layout i think that a ValidatorProvider present during
> commit validation would be the right place for such an assertion. in order
> to verify the feasibility of that i approach i added a UUIDValidator to
> the oak/identifier package some days ago (validation not yet implemented).
> if we find out that this is not suitable or reliable we probably have to
> look for a solution closer to the mk.
> in any case (and irrespective of the final solution) we should make sure
> we understand the (potential) limitation of the uuid-uniqueness in a
> clustered environment, make sure our implementation gracefully deals with
> potential violations and have limitations documented.
> maybe it was also wise discussion under which circumstances such 
> inconsistencies could be really harmful and where it might be acceptable.

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