[jboss-user] [JBoss jBPM] - Re: StaleObjectStateException in a Fork with states
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Fri Feb 22 13:26:57 EST 2008
We too use forks, joins and sub proceses extensively with async nodes. StaleObjectExecption have been in issue for us with JBPM 3.2.2.
Our problem isn't in the fork, but the join that follows.
In November a fix was made to Join.java where they added a flush. I pulled a copy of this file into our code base. There is a Jira issue for this. Tom Baeyens checked in the code in November. But I can't find the issue number. If you look at the CVS history for Join.java you should see the change.
This significantly helped elimate the most of our StaleObjectExceptions. We would get a StaleObjectException frequently when two or more async sub-processes finished and both their next transitions were into the same Join node.
We just discovered another issue with Join and StaleObjectExcption. If two or more of the transitions coming into the join are executed at the same time so the Join.execute method is called by multiple threads simultaneously. Each thread tries to updated the parent token and a StaleObjectException results. We are trying to create a unit test that reliable produces the problem. At the moment it is a race condition so it doesn't happen everytime.
Hope this helps.
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