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OTS11 — OTS-RTF: Progapation Context and sub-transactions

  • Key: OTS11-31
  • Legacy Issue Number: 4084
  • Status: open  
  • Source: ZeroC ( Bernard Normier)
  • Summary:

    The OTS specification (ptc/00-10-03) 10.2.2 suggests that
    parent transaction ids are not received (or even

    "When nested transactions are used, the transaction context
    remembers the stack of nested transactions started within a
    particular execution environment (e.g., process) so that when
    a subtransaction ends, the transaction context of the thread
    is restored to the context in effect when the subtransaction
    was begun. When the context is transferred between execution
    environments, the received context refers only to one
    particular transaction, not a stack of transactions."

    But the description of the PropagationContext in 10.5.2 (on
    p10-75) suggests that the parent transaction ids get
    propagated as well:

    "TransIdentity parents
    A sequence of TransIdentity structures representing the
    parent(s) of the current transaction. The ordering of the
    sequence starts at the parent of the current transaction
    and includes all ancestors up to the top-level transaction.
    An implementation that does not support nested transactions
    would send an empty sequence. This allows a non-nested
    transaction implementation to know when a nested transaction
    is being imported. It also supports efficient (local)
    execution of the Coordinator operations which test parentage
    when the importing Transaction Service does interposition."

    What is a compliant implementation using PropagationContexts
    supposed to do?

  • Reported: OTS 1.0b1 — Thu, 30 Nov 2000 05:00 GMT
  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT