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  1. Felix
  2. FELIX-5003

Eclipse Equinox Region Digraph not being recomputed



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Invalid
    • Affects Version/s: framework-4.6.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
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    • Environment:
      Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago)
      java version "1.8.0_31"
      Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_31-b13)
      Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.31-b07, mixed mode)


      We found this issue while upgrading from JDK 1.7 to JDK 1.8 on Adobe AEM. All of the bundle imports were cleaned up to migrate to the new JDK and everything works approrpriately on an Adobe AEM publisher instance. However in an author instance we get errors when the JVM is restarted and the bundles cannot be deployed again, our observations follow.

      When we first deploy the code, it deploys successfully. If we restart the JVM, all of the bundles from our deployed package become undeployed and further attempts to install the package (even after complete deletion and removal of all packages, OSGi bundles, CRX directories, etc.) fail. Additionally once it's broken the only way back is to go to a backup of the and start again or to replace the digraph file (see below).

      We have found a workaround:

      • Install the package, which deploys all of the bundles into Felix OSGi
      • In the OSGi webconsole ( hit Restart and wait for all of the packages to complete loading.
      • Now restart the JVM.

      Following this procedure, everything works correctly.

      I have tracked this down to the fact that the Eclipse Equinox Region Digraph seems to not be resolving the packages correctly. This is probably a symptom and not the issue itself, because the OSGi webconsole restart workaround (above) seems to recreate the digraph file, which helps this to resolve.

      Attached in the file there are 3 digraph files:

      • startup-digraph: This is the digraph that is created on startup of the repository
      • failed-digraph: This is the digraph that is available when the server has been restarted via CLI without the workaround and fails to deploy packages
      • success-digraph: This is the digraph that is created after OSGi webconsole reload has been actioned and the server successfully restarted. We can use this file to replace the existing digraph file saved on the filesystem and the server will start properly, which is another workaround.

      The reason that I think this is where the issue lies is because I have traced the calls when packages cannot be resolved and the resolution removes the correct resolved bundle in org.apache.felix.framework.StatefulResolver line 260-264:
      .invokeResolverHookMatches(hook, (BundleRequirement)req, shrinkable);

      This in turn eventually invokes org.eclipse.equinox.internal.region.hook.RegionResolverHook.filterMatches which removes the correct resolved bundle in this section of code (in the filterCandidates method line 55-61):
      if (requirerRegion == null) {
      // for singleton check; keep all collisions
      if (!singleton) {

      And this fails because null is returned here (line 110-112):
      private Region getRegion(Bundle bundle) {
      return this.regionDigraph.getRegion(bundle);

      The bundle being resolved enters the RegionResolverHook with this bundle/resolution information:
      Requirer: com.springsource.com.mysql.jdbc_5.1.6[447]
      Package javax.naming from provider org.apache.felix.framework_4.6.1.B001[0]

      The OSGi failure message indicates that javax.naming couldn't be found, but the actual issue is that the digraph cannot resolve any Java packages in the deployed bundles once it gets into this state.


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              alex.brdar@adobe.com Alex Brdar
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