#2139 new
Tobin Stelling

Play's play.db.DBPlugin.changed() exits prematurely resulting in a ERROR when play exits

Reported by Tobin Stelling | September 27th, 2017 @ 08:30 PM

Framework version: play-1.4.3
Platform you're using: linux

Reproduction steps:
1 Create a new Play! application
2 Edit the application.conf file and create two postgresql database connections. For example



3 Set the application mode to "prod"
4 Start your Play! application
5 Stop your Play! application

Play logs the error:

ERROR ~ Couldn't destroy the datasource

The changed() function in play.db.DBPlugin loops through each configured database. It performs a variety of checks to see if underlying properties have changed and returns when a change is detected. The function returns from within the loop, so if a change is detected, subsequent databases are not checked. Normally this would be fine (except in the "false" case) but changed() has quite a number of state-changing responsibilities. One in particular has the side-effect of ultimately generating the error above:

if ((datasourceName.startsWith("java:")) && dbConfig.getProperty("db.url") == null) {
} else {
    // Internal pool is c3p0, we should call the close() method to destroy it.
   check(dbConfig, "internal pool", "db.destroyMethod");

   dbConfig.put("db.destroyMethod", "close");

The code calls dbConfig.put() to set the destroyMethod. This in turn modifies Play.configuration:

public Object put(String key, String value) {
    if (key != null) {
        return Play.configuration.put(generateKey(key), value);
    return null;

Because DBPlugin.changed() returns on the first iteration of the loop (in my sample app, it returned at line 351, where it checks if ds==null), your second database will never receive a destroyMethod, which in turn logs an error when play exits and tries to destroy the datasource. You can work around this by specifying a destroyMethod manually in your application.conf file but this seems wrong, as the code intentionally checks for and logs a warning if destroyMethod is set:

WARN  ~ Ignoring db.destroyMethod because running the in internal pool db.

For the moment I am setting a destroyMethod in application.conf for only the second database which silences both the warning on start up and the error on exit.

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