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[GitHub] leventov edited a comment on issue #6028: Error in SqlMetadataRuleManagerTest

leventov edited a comment on issue #6028: Error in SqlMetadataRuleManagerTest
URL: https://github.com/apache/incubator-druid/issues/6028#issuecomment-406756225
   I think the problem is that `SQLMetadataRuleManager.poll()` is scheduled to be called asynchronously in a dedicated executor in `SQLMetadataRuleManager.start()`. `poll()` makes an inner join of the rules table with itself, that appears to be enough to cause a deadlock when the drop of this table is called in parallel (it is called in `SQLMetadataRuleManagerTest.cleanup()`.
   The problem was introduced in #5554, where the `SQLMetadataRuleManagerTest.testMultipleStopAndStart()` was added which calls `start()` and `stop()` repeatedly. Before, `SQLMetadataRuleManager.start()` was not ever called in the context of `SQLMetadataRuleManagerTest`.
   Extra coincidental problem that leads to this condition is that `stop()` (that pairs `start()` calls in `testMultipleStopAndStart()`) is not actually synchronous. By the time when `stop()` exists, some `poll()` may still be executed. To ensure this is not the case, `exec.awaitTermination()` should be called. But this is awkward, because we don't know what timeout we should use. Alternatively, `poll()` could be synchronized together with `start()` and `stop()` (the `started` flag should be checked under the lock in `poll()`).
    - There is no point of `future` and `exec` being volatile.
    - `future.cancel` is redundant before `shutdownNow()`.
    - There is a race on `retryStartTime` updates in `poll()`.
    - It feels to me that `SQLMetadataRuleManager` mixes two separate abstractions - one of scheduled polling, and another of the access to the database itself (including the implementation of `poll()`). But I'm uncertain about this.

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