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  2. JBRULES-3237

Unmarshalling a marshalled session fails when using a newly initialized knowledgebase


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 5.3.0.CR1
    • Fix Version/s: 5.4.0.Beta1
    • Component/s: None
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      A marshalled ReteooStatefulSession can not be unmarshalled if it contains an InitialFactHandle node and if the knowledge base has been reinitialized.

      This bug started appearing because of this change:

      -    public static final ClassObjectType InitialFact_ObjectType = new ClassObjectType( InitialFact.class );
      +    public static final ClassObjectType InitialFact_ObjectType = new ClassObjectType( InitialFactImpl.class );

      As far as I can tell, the above change caused the following:

      1. The OutputMarshaller now marshalls the InitialFactnode: the following line now returns a non-null object, which causes the subsequent if clause to run (which wasn't happening before).

      Approximately here:

      2. When the InputMarshaller tries to unmarshall a marshalled session and it's using a (new) ruleBase that doesn't contain an ObjectTypeNode that descibes the InitialFact_ObjectType, then a NPE is thrown.

      • This is caused because the sinks that are given to the MarshallerReaderContext (used in InputMarshaller.readSession) do not contain the InitialFact_ObjectType.
      • These sinks:
        • come from KnowledgeBaseImpl.ruleBase which
          • contains a .rete attribute which
            • contains .entrypoints (Map<EntryPoint, EntryPointNode> which
              • contains EntryPointNode's which
                • contains objectTypeNodes (Map<ObjectType, ObjectTypeNode>) which
                  • contain objectTypeNodes
                    • which should contain a ObjectTypeNode describing the InitialFactNode.

      I can't figure out where to add this information when initializing the KnowledgeSession or KnowledgeBase for unmarshalling – or whether the unmarshalling process should take care of this.

      The NPE is thrown here (the node variable at line 65 is null):

      ConcurrentNodeMemories.getNodeMemory(NodeMemory) line: 65	
      ReteooStatefulSession(AbstractWorkingMemory).getNodeMemory(NodeMemory) line: 1018	
      InputMarshaller.readSession(ReteooStatefulSession, DefaultAgenda, long, boolean, MarshallerReaderContext) line: 237	
      InputMarshaller.readSession(MarshallerReaderContext, int, ExecutorService, Environment, SessionConfiguration) line: 209	

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                • Assignee:
                  tirelli Edson Tirelli
                  marco.rietveld Marco Rietveld
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