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From Mark Struberg <>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (OPENJPA-2139) OpenJPA fails to recover from a broken database on startup
Date Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:45:37 GMT
Hi Heath, Rick!

I'll try to be online on IRC tonight 

channel is #openjpa


----- Original Message -----
> From: Heath Thomann (JIRA) <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2012 5:38 PM
> Subject: [jira] [Commented] (OPENJPA-2139) OpenJPA fails to recover from a broken database
on startup
>     [ 

> ] 
> Heath Thomann commented on OPENJPA-2139:
> ----------------------------------------
> Hi Mark!  Just wanted to add a quick update here.  Rick reviewed my patch and 
> yours (your committed changes to trunk that is).  He feels that your fix/commit 
> is definitely necessary in addition to a *portion* of the last patch I 
> submitted.  The changes to MappingRepository in my previous patch are 
> necessary.  However, he raised a very valid point that my eating of an exception 
> in 'JDBCConfigurationImpl.getDBDictionaryInstance' would allow a null DB 
> instance to be returned where an exception used to be returned.......there are a 
> lot of callers to JDBCConfigurationImpl.getDBDictionaryInstance throughout 
> OpenJPA code and as such we can't be sure each caller accounts for a null DB 
> instance to be returned.  However, when I test with your commit plus the changes 
> to MappingRepository, it still does not allow us to register a transformer 
> because as part of the registration, we go down the path to 
> JDBCConfigurationImpl.getDBDictionaryInstance which yields an exception when the 
> DB is down, thus cause the registration to not occur.  We have some ideas on a 
> modified fix which will consist of following a similar pattern in 
> MappingDefaultsImpl as was done in MappingRepository (i.e. delay getting a 
> reference to DBDictionary).  I will work on a fix today and hopefully have an 
> updated patch later today (the patch will include your changes).
>>  OpenJPA fails to recover from a broken database on startup
>>  ----------------------------------------------------------
>>                  Key: OPENJPA-2139
>>                  URL:
>>              Project: OpenJPA
>>           Issue Type: Bug
>>     Affects Versions: 2.2.0
>>             Reporter: Mark Struberg
>>             Assignee: Mark Struberg
>>             Priority: Critical
>>              Fix For: 2.3.0
>>          Attachments: OPENJPA-2139-1.2.x.patch, OPENJPA-2139.mdr.patch, 
> OPENJPA-2139.patch
>>  The following scenario:
>>  1.) turn off the database
>>  2.) perform a query against the database
>>  3.) turn on the database
>>  4.) try to re-run the query from 2.)
>>  In 4.) you will get the following Exception:
>>  openjpa-2.2.0-r422266:1244990 nonfatal user error> 
> org.apache.openjpa.persistence.ArgumentException: An error occurred while 
> parsing the query filter "SELECT k FROM DbEnumKey AS k where k.type=:typ 
> ORDER BY k.ordinal". Error message: The name "DbEnumKey" is not a 
> recognized entity or identifier. Known entity names: []
>>  Basically the whole app is stale afterwards!
>>  Solution: caching the entities might only be done if a connection can be 
> established.
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