0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2007 4:26 AM by Jeroen Welbie

    LockModeType.WRITE NPE

    Jeroen Welbie Newbie

      We were investigating a problem in our application where we had a situation in which we needed LockModeType.WRITE - but we ran into troubles with it. Therefore I created a small test session and a simple entitybean with an id, name and description field.
      We are using JBoss 4.0.5.GA as obtained through the forum.

      Session bean code;

      public void modThingy(Thingy thingy) {
       Thingy dbThingy = manager.find(Thingy.class, thingy.getId());
       dbThingy.setDescription(thingy.getDescription());
       manager.lock(dbThingy, LockModeType.READ);
       manager.persist(dbThingy);
       }

      We can add and delete entitybeans through the session bean, but as soon as we try to use the modify method on the SB, which contains the write lock statement, we get the NPE.
      Exception in thread "main" javax.ejb.EJBException: java.lang.NullPointerException
       at org.jboss.ejb3.tx.Ejb3TxPolicy.handleExceptionInOurTx(Ejb3TxPolicy.java:69)
       at org.jboss.aspects.tx.TxPolicy.invokeInOurTx(TxPolicy.java:83)
       at org.jboss.aspects.tx.TxInterceptor$Required.invoke(TxInterceptor.java:191)
       at org.jboss.aop.joinpoint.MethodInvocation.invokeNext(MethodInvocation.java:101)
      
      ...
      
      Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
       at org.hibernate.persister.entity.AbstractEntityPersister.lock(AbstractEntityPersister.java:1290)
       at org.hibernate.event.def.AbstractLockUpgradeEventListener.upgradeLock(AbstractLockUpgradeEventListener.java:88)
       at org.hibernate.event.def.DefaultLockEventListener.onLock(DefaultLockEventListener.java:64)
       at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.fireLock(SessionImpl.java:584)
       at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.lock(SessionImpl.java:576)
       at org.hibernate.ejb.AbstractEntityManagerImpl.lock(AbstractEntityManagerImpl.java:375)
       at org.jboss.ejb3.entity.TransactionScopedEntityManager.lock(TransactionScopedEntityManager.java:101)


      I already found the following posts from half a year ago on this problem;
      http://www.jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&p=3940780#3940780
      http://www.jboss.com/index.html?module=bb&op=viewtopic&p=3961545#3961545

      If I remove the manager.lock() statement, no exceptions are thrown. If I replace the LockModeType.WRITE with a LockModeType.READ - also no exceptions are thrown.

      Is this still a known problem in JBoss 4.0.5.GA ?
      If yes, is there any plan on resolving this issue ?
      Are there alternatives for using LockModeType.WRITE ?