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MappedSuperclass + M:N relation + PostUpdateListener = AssertionFailure: collection [xyz] was not processed by flush()

Description

For more details see the attached testcase. I'm sorry, but in the short of time i only got a testcase for jboss-server 4.2. Please deploy the server.ear from /release-directory and then call the /src/client/TestCaseClient.java.

Explanation:
I have two entities A.class and B.class defined, both inheriting from an common (empty) abstract MappedSuperclass. A and B having a m:n relation between each other. Furthermore there is an PostUpdateListener, which iterates through all properties of updated entities.

Testcase:
Both entities are linked with each (m:n), now i do an update of a simple property of entity A --> MyPostUpdateListener will be called, which iterates through each property of the updated entity(ies). In case of this property was a collection (= property of the m:n relation), the listener furthermore iterates through this collection and get the id of each object in the collection. Doing so will raise following exception :

Caused by: org.hibernate.AssertionFailure: collection [com.qualitype.testcase.server.ejb.entity.EntityB.entitiesOfA] was not processed by flush()
at org.hibernate.engine.CollectionEntry.postFlush(CollectionEntry.java:205)
at org.hibernate.event.def.AbstractFlushingEventListener.postFlush(AbstractFlushingEventListener.java:333)
at org.hibernate.event.def.DefaultFlushEventListener.onFlush(DefaultFlushEventListener.java:28)
at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.flush(SessionImpl.java:1000)
at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.managedFlush(SessionImpl.java:338)
at org.hibernate.ejb.AbstractEntityManagerImpl$1.beforeCompletion(AbstractEntityManagerImpl.java:515)
... 29 more

Summarized these error will only occur, in case we are inherating from a mappedSuperClass, having a m:n relation and having the listener touching the collection-elements. But these scenario isn'n very uncommon. We are using hibernate-event listener system for auditing-purposes, so you should understand that touching ever (element in the) collectin is necessary for audit-purposes.

Seems for me like a bug. Need this fixed asap ...

Environment

Windows-XP, Jboss 4.2 GA, Hibernate 3.2.1GA, EJB3

Status

Assignee

DiegoP

Reporter

SS

Affects versions

3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.2.4
3.2.4.sp1

Priority

Major