Bug 1295521 - Drools execution stuck due to infinite loop
Drools execution stuck due to infinite loop
Product: JBoss BRMS Platform 6
Classification: JBoss
Component: BRE (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Unspecified
high Severity high
: DR1
: 6.3.0
Assigned To: Mario Fusco
Marek Winkler
Depends On: 1288009
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Reported: 2016-01-04 13:35 EST by Alessandro Lazarotti
Modified: 2016-03-18 10:40 EDT (History)
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Description Alessandro Lazarotti 2016-01-04 13:35:32 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1288009 +++

Description of problem:
Executing a process with multiple BusinessRulesTask is getting stuck in an infinite loop.

A sucessfully validated DRL  is executed by a jbpm process . The execution stops at the node where the business rule task should be executed; the java process consumes all available CPU time and the BPM Suite execution is not possible for any other process.

If the complete DRL is used, the behaviour desribed above occurs. If one of the rules is ommitted, the rule execution works! Here is a simplified version of those rules:

rule r1 ruleflow-group "group1"
    salience 100
    $person: Person( $addressList : addresses ) 
    Address( zipCode == "10243" ) from $addressList
    $cheese : Cheese( )
    System.out.println("r1 executed");

rule r2 ruleflow-group "group1"
    salience 5
    $person: Person( $addressList : addresses ) 
    Address( zipCode == "10318" ) from $addressList
    $cheese : Cheese( )  
    System.out.println("r2 executed");

Note the usage of the 'from' keyword. Its usage with very similar fact attributes seems to confuse the whole evaluation algorithm.

We have simulated the problem in a unit test and have found that the evaluation of rules repeatedly (infinited)  executes the method org.drools.core.reteoo.FromNode.createPeer() 


Taking a heap dump after the infinite loop is entered showed a huge number of FromNodeLeftTuple instances.

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1. See reproducer

Actual results:
Drools enters an infinite loop

Expected results:
Process and rules execution finishes normally

Additional info:
This is fixed by the changes related to DROOLS-992:

--- Additional comment from Martin Weiler on 2015-12-03 05:16 EST ---

Attaching the reproducer provided by the customer as private attachment, as it contains customer specific data. For internal usage only!

--- Additional comment from JBoss Product and Program Management on 2015-12-03 05:20:08 EST ---

Since this issue was entered in Red Hat Bugzilla, the release flag has been
set to ? to ensure that it is properly evaluated for this release.

--- Additional comment from Mario Fusco on 2015-12-04 08:43:16 EST ---

Fix backported to 6.3.x branch with https://github.com/droolsjbpm/drools/commit/245acce2f
Comment 2 Marek Winkler 2016-03-18 10:40:18 EDT
Verified in BRMS 6.3.0.ER1.

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