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.collect() call hangs indefinitely when spline lineage tracing is enabled

See original GitHub issue

Issue Description

Describe the bug

Calling .collect() on a DataSet obtained using jdbc hangs indefinitely. Same code works just fine when Spline lineage is turned off. It also works fine on spline 0.5.3, but not on Spline 0.5.5


Scala 2.11 Spark 2.4.6 Spline 0.5.5 (hang doesn’t occur on Spline 0.5.3)

Components State

  • ArangoDB running without errors
  • ArangoDB spline database initialized
  • Rest Gateway running and
    • connects to ArangoDB
    • there are no errors in logs
  • Spline UI running and
    • connects to Rest Gateway consumer
    • there are no errors in logs

To Reproduce

Steps to reproduce the behavior OR commands run:

  1. Create a relational table with say two columns (using Postgres below, but issue is on any db)
  2. Add some dummy rows
  3. Write some very basic Java Spark code to load the table into a DataSet and call .collect() on it
    SparkSession spark = SparkSession
      .appName("Java Spark SQL basic example")

    String dbConnectionUrl = "jdbc:postgresql://postgresserver/spark_labs";
    Properties prop = new Properties();
    prop.setProperty("driver", "org.postgresql.Driver");
    prop.setProperty("user", "****");
    prop.setProperty("password", "****"); 
    Dataset<Row> dsp =, "<tablename>", prop);
    Object rows = dsp.collect(); //Hangs here when Spline is turned on, works when Spline is turned off

Expected behaviour

Expecting the rows to be returned fairly quickly without hanging. While the example above is in Java, same hang occurs when similar code is written in Scala.


Desktop (please complete the following information):

  • OS: [Windows Server 2016]
  • Java 8

Additional context

Same example doesn’t hang in Spline 0.5.3

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:10 (6 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

metametametametacommented, Nov 13, 2020

I verified the following in 0.5.6 agent (running against 0.5.5 spline rest server):

In log4j properties, with

no more hanging


continues to hang (as expected in 0.5.6)

So, basically, unless someone wants trace level in 0.5.6, the fix works. Thanks!

metametametametacommented, Nov 12, 2020

@metametametameta Can you try to capture a thread dump to see which class or method it’s stuck in?

I have reasons to suspect ObjectStructureDumper. If so then the PR #150 should temporarily fix the issue when the TRACE level logging is disabled.

Here is the thread dump I see in jvisualvm (ObjectStructureDumper does seem to be involved as you suspect)

  java.lang.Thread.State: RUNNABLE
       at java.util.Arrays.copyOf(
       at java.lang.AbstractStringBuilder.ensureCapacityInternal(
       at java.lang.AbstractStringBuilder.append(
       at java.lang.StringBuilder.append(
       at scala.collection.mutable.StringBuilder.append(StringBuilder.scala:200)
       at scala.Option.foreach(Option.scala:257)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.util.ExecutionListenerManager$$anonfun$onSuccess$1$$anonfun$apply$mcV$sp$1.apply(QueryExecutionListener.scala:129)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.util.ExecutionListenerManager$$anonfun$onSuccess$1$$anonfun$apply$mcV$sp$1.apply(QueryExecutionListener.scala:128)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.util.ExecutionListenerManager$$anonfun$org$apache$spark$sql$util$ExecutionListenerManager$$withErrorHandling$1.apply(QueryExecutionListener.scala:157)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.util.ExecutionListenerManager$$anonfun$org$apache$spark$sql$util$ExecutionListenerManager$$withErrorHandling$1.apply(QueryExecutionListener.scala:155)
       at scala.collection.immutable.List.foreach(List.scala:392)
       at scala.collection.generic.TraversableForwarder$class.foreach(TraversableForwarder.scala:35)
       at scala.collection.mutable.ListBuffer.foreach(ListBuffer.scala:45)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.util.ExecutionListenerManager$$anonfun$onSuccess$1.apply$mcV$sp(QueryExecutionListener.scala:128)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.util.ExecutionListenerManager$$anonfun$onSuccess$1.apply(QueryExecutionListener.scala:128)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.util.ExecutionListenerManager$$anonfun$onSuccess$1.apply(QueryExecutionListener.scala:128)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.util.ExecutionListenerManager.readLock(QueryExecutionListener.scala:168)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.util.ExecutionListenerManager.onSuccess(QueryExecutionListener.scala:127)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.Dataset.withAction(Dataset.scala:3373)
       at org.apache.spark.sql.Dataset.collect(Dataset.scala:2788)
       at net.jgp.books.spark.ch02.lab100_csv_to_db.JavaSparkSQLExample.runDatasetCreationExample(
       at net.jgp.books.spark.ch02.lab100_csv_to_db.JavaSparkSQLExample.main(
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