4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 1, 2007 11:52 AM by Ronald van Kuijk

    Barging in with a bug report

    Johan Parent Newbie

      Hi all,

      I let findBugs chew on the jbpm-3.1.4.jar and it spit 220 errors and warnings. The reported errors are classified in 4 categories each with their own bug patterns, bug kinds and priority. For me the annoying "errors" are those related to correctness as it entails that the code does not do what the programmer intended in the first place. There are two such categories: correctness and multithreaded correctness. I list the reported error below.

      Being a static code analyzer findBugs only looks at the bytecode so some of these "errors" may never surface in the application.

      How can one go about to submit patches for these issues?

      Best regards,

      Johan

      Multithreaded correctness bugs

      M M DC_DOUBLECHECK DC: Possible doublecheck on org.jbpm.jpdl.el.impl.BeanInfoManager.mInitialized in org.jbpm.jpdl.el.impl.BeanInfoManager.checkInitialized(Logger) At BeanInfoManager.java:[lines 198-200]
      M M IS2_INCONSISTENT_SYNC IS: Inconsistent synchronization of org.jbpm.jpdl.el.impl.BeanInfoManager.mInitialized; locked 66% of time Unsynchronized access at BeanInfoManager.java:[line 198]
      M M IS2_INCONSISTENT_SYNC IS: Inconsistent synchronization of org.jbpm.persistence.db.DbPersistenceServiceFactory.configuration; locked 75% of time Unsynchronized access at DbPersistenceServiceFactory.java:[line 146]
      M M IS2_INCONSISTENT_SYNC IS: Inconsistent synchronization of org.jbpm.persistence.db.DbPersistenceServiceFactory.schemaExport; locked 75% of time Unsynchronized access at DbPersistenceServiceFactory.java:[line 152]
      M M IS2_INCONSISTENT_SYNC IS: Inconsistent synchronization of org.jbpm.persistence.db.DbPersistenceServiceFactory.sessionFactory; locked 66% of time Unsynchronized access at DbPersistenceServiceFactory.java:[line 155]
      M M STCAL_INVOKE_ON_STATIC_DATE_FORMAT_INSTANCE STCAL: Call to method of static java.text.DateFormat in org.jbpm.scheduler.exe.Timer.toString() At Timer.java:[line 140]
      M M STCAL_STATIC_SIMPLE_DATA_FORMAT_INSTANCE STCAL: Found static field of type java.text.DateFormat in org.jbpm.scheduler.exe.Timer.dateFormat In Timer.java
      M M STCAL_STATIC_SIMPLE_DATA_FORMAT_INSTANCE STCAL: Found static field of type java.text.DateFormat in org.jbpm.scheduler.impl.SchedulerMain.dateFormat In SchedulerMain.java
      M M STCAL_INVOKE_ON_STATIC_DATE_FORMAT_INSTANCE STCAL: Call to method of static java.text.DateFormat in org.jbpm.scheduler.impl.SchedulerMain$LogListener.timerExecuted(Date, Timer) At SchedulerMain.java:[line 60]


      Correctness bugs

      M C NP_UNWRITTEN_FIELD NP: Read of unwritten field taskInstance in org.jbpm.command.TaskInstanceEndCommand.execute() At TaskInstanceEndCommand.java:[line 36]
      M C NP_UNWRITTEN_FIELD NP: Read of unwritten field taskInstance in org.jbpm.command.TaskInstanceEndCommand.execute() At TaskInstanceEndCommand.java:[line 38]
      H C UWF_NULL_FIELD UwF: Field only ever set to null: org.jbpm.command.TaskInstanceEndCommand.taskInstance At TaskInstanceEndCommand.java:[line 31]
      M C NP_UNWRITTEN_FIELD NP: Read of unwritten field className in org.jbpm.context.exe.matcher.ClassNameMatcher.matches(Object) At ClassNameMatcher.java:[line 40]
      M C NP_UNWRITTEN_FIELD NP: Read of unwritten field className in org.jbpm.context.exe.matcher.ClassNameMatcher.matches(Object) At ClassNameMatcher.java:[line 46]
      H C UWF_NULL_FIELD UwF: Field only ever set to null: org.jbpm.context.exe.matcher.ClassNameMatcher.className At ClassNameMatcher.java:[line 30]
      M C RCN_REDUNDANT_NULLCHECK_WOULD_HAVE_BEEN_A_NPE RCN: Nullcheck of tokens at line 405 of value previously dereferenced in org.jbpm.db.GraphSession.deleteProcessInstance(ProcessInstance, boolean, boolean, boolean) At GraphSession.java:[line 374]
      M C DMI_INVOKING_TOSTRING_ON_ARRAY DMI: Invocation of toString on an array in org.jbpm.db.TaskMgmtSession.findTaskInstances(String[]) At TaskMgmtSession.java:[line 89]
      M C NP_NULL_ON_SOME_PATH_EXCEPTION NP: Possible null pointer dereference of outputMap in org.jbpm.graph.node.Fork.execute(ExecutionContext) on exception path Dereferenced at Fork.java:[line 108]
      M C BC_IMPOSSIBLE_INSTANCEOF BC: instanceof will always return false in org.jbpm.graph.node.Join.execute(ExecutionContext), since a java.util.Map can't be a java.lang.Boolean At Join.java:[line 121]
      H C RCN_REDUNDANT_NULLCHECK_WOULD_HAVE_BEEN_A_NPE RCN: Nullcheck of method at line 42 of value previously dereferenced in org.jbpm.instantiation.BeanInstantiator.setPropertyValue(Class, Object, String, Element) At BeanInstantiator.java:[line 39]
      M C IP_PARAMETER_IS_DEAD_BUT_OVERWRITTEN IP: The parameter processDefinition to org.jbpm.jpdl.par.JpdlArchiveParser.readFromArchive(ProcessArchive, ProcessDefinition) is dead upon entry but overwritten At JpdlArchiveParser.java:[line 51]
      M C NP_NULL_ON_SOME_PATH_EXCEPTION NP: Possible null pointer dereference of node in org.jbpm.jpdl.xml.JpdlXmlReader.readNodes(Element, NodeCollection) on exception path Dereferenced at JpdlXmlReader.java:[line 227]
      M C NP_NULL_PARAM_DEREF NP: Method call in org.jbpm.jpdl.xml.JpdlXmlReader.createAction(Element) passes null for unconditionally dereferenced parameter of readAction(Element, Action) Method invoked at JpdlXmlReader.java:[line 591]




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