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  1. James Server
  2. JAMES-2942

Unable to perform range deletes with JPA



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 3.4.0
    • Component/s: jpa
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    • Environment:
      Amazon EC2 Linux 2.


      Every time I try to trash more than one mail item at a time (select a bunch of mails in TBird and hit 'Delete') I get a failure. The logs have a huge dump which I can attach
      if necessary. But the key lines are:

      Caused by: <openjpa-3.0.0-r422266:1833209 fatal store error>
      org.apache.openjpa.persistence.RollbackException: Optimistic locking
      errors were detected when flushing to the data store. The following
      objects may have been concurrently modified in another transaction:

      Caused by: <openjpa-3.0.0-r422266:1833209 nonfatal store error>
      org.apache.openjpa.persistence.OptimisticLockException: An optimistic
      lock violation was detected when flushing object instance
      "org.apache.james.mailbox.jpa.mail.model.JPAUserFlag-1530940342" to the
      data store. This indicates that the object was concurrently modified in
      another transaction.

      I understand locking, etc. I googled 'optimistic lock' but I'd have to
      dig deeper to understand how it's used in JPA. In any case, apparently
      these locks are fighting with each other when more than one update is
      attempted on a mailbox.

      This is very reproducible. So far, I have never been able to delete
      more than one item at a time.

      And note that does not only occur with a range delete.  If I repeatedly, quickly hit the delete key on several emails, I get the error as well.  So it appears the failure simply occurs if a second delete (or folder move) is started before the previous delete has completed.

      I guess my current version is in the ballpark of 3.4+. It was a clone
      of the master branch right after 3.4 went live.

      I have not added any additional user flags to the emails being deleted.




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              jwmalcolm Jerry Malcolm
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