4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2012 4:17 AM by Juergen W RSS

Question about JDBC connections across transaction boundaries

markus78 Newbie



I have an cituation where a bean ("outer transaction") invokes on another bean which has "requiresnew" set thus I get a new transaction "inside" my current one, this works fine on our old WebSphere appserver but I'm running into problems trying to migrate this to JBoss AS 7

I get the following WARN and after that my JDBC (xa-datasource) connection pool starts to starve itself and using up connections without releasing them.


13:20:48,062 WARN [org.jboss.tm.usertx.UserTransactionRegistry] (http-executor-threads - 13)

  Error notifying listener

org.jboss.jca.core.tx.jbossts.UserTransactionListenerImpl@19302fb of userTransactionStarted:


java.lang.IllegalStateException: Trying to change transaction TransactionImple < ac, BasicAction: 0:ffff82ef5b1d:6868fe66:4f3b9daa:1488

status: ActionStatus.RUNNING > in enlist!

at org.jboss.jca.core.connectionmanager.listener.TxConnectionListener.enlist(TxConnectionListener.java:218)


Googling the problem I find some old posts that claim that JBoss does not support keeping jdbc connections open across transaction boundaries, is this the case? Do I need to modify my code and make sure that I close my connections before

invoking on the "requiresnew" bean?


We are also using Spring...