7.2.1 Release Notes

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 7.2

Release Information for JBoss Data Grid

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JBoss Data Grid 7.2.1 Release Notes describe new features and enhancements. These Release Notes also provide details about issues that exist in this release of JBoss Data Grid as well as issues that this release resolves, along with information on supported configurations and component versions.

Chapter 1. Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 7.2.1

1.1. Introduction to Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

JBoss Data Grid is an open source, distributed, in-memory key/value data store built from the Infinispan open source software project. JBoss Data Grid is designed to provide elastic, high performance, highly available capabilities that scale linearly.

You can deploy JBoss Data Grid as a server in Remote Client-Server mode or embedded in a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) in Library mode to distribute and replicate data across a cluster of nodes.

JBoss Data Grid allows you to optionally write data to disk and provides access to data from a variety of clients as well as through a RESTful API, the Memcached and Hot Rod protocols, or directly in process through a Java Map API.

1.2. About the Release Notes

Release Notes provide information about new features as well as known and resolved issues. You should read this document before installing JBoss Data Grid 7.2.

You can find the complete set of documentation for JBoss Data Grid at the JBoss Data Grid Product Documentation page in the Red Hat Customer Service Portal.

Chapter 2. Patching Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Server Instances

2.1. Applying Patches to Red Hat JBoss Data Grid Server Instances

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid server uses the patching functionality in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) so that you can apply changes from errata releases without the need to completely replace an existing installation.

Patches are distributed for cumulative updates within a release version. The base version for this release is 7.2.0. You can apply 7.2.x patches to the base version or on top of other patches.

You cannot apply 7.2.x patches to any other JBoss Data Grid release version. Likewise you cannot apply patches from other release versions to the 7.2 release.

JBoss Data Grid provides patches for server instances only (Remote Client-Server mode). All other distributions, such as EAP modules, clients, and JBoss Data Grid Library mode, are provided as full releases.


To avoid issues with classloading, you should not apply patches to JBoss Data Grid while the server is running.

To apply a patch to JBoss Data Grid, do the following:

  1. Download the patch from the Red Hat Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com/downloads/
  2. Stop the server instance that you want to patch if it is running.

    Either use the Administration Console to stop the server or enter Ctrl-C in the terminal where JBoss Data Grid is running.

  3. Open a terminal and change to the JDG_HOME directory.

    $ cd JDG_HOME
  4. Apply the patch as follows:

    $ bin/cli.sh "patch apply /path/to/jboss-datagrid-7.2.x-server-patch.zip"
  5. Start the server with either the standalone.sh or domain.sh script, for example:

    $ bin/standalone.sh -c clustered.xml

2.2. Reverting Patches

You can roll back patches to revert the Red Hat JBoss Data Grid server to the previously installed version.


You should roll back patches only after applying a patch that results in unexpected behavior or undesirable effects. Rolling back patches is not intended for general uninstall functionality.

To revert a JBoss Data Grid patch, do the following:

  1. Stop the server instance that you want to roll back if it is running.

    Either use the Administration Console to stop the server or enter Ctrl-C in the terminal where JBoss Data Grid is running.

  2. Open a terminal and change to the JDG_HOME directory.

    $ cd JDG_HOME
  3. Find the ID of the patch that you want to roll back.

    $ bin/cli.sh "patch history"
  4. Roll back the server version as follows:

    $ bin/cli.sh "patch rollback --patch-id=PATCH_ID --reset-configuration=false"

    Use caution when specifying the reset-configuration option.

    --reset-configuration=false does not revert the server configuration. Because applying patches can change the server configuration, it is possible that the server does not restart if you roll back the patch but do not roll back the configuration. In this case, you should verify the server configuration and manually adjust it as needed before starting the server.

    --reset-configuration=true reverts the server configuration to the pre-patch state. Any changes to the server configuration after the patch was applied are removed.

    If conflicts exist when you attempt to roll back the patch, the operation fails and warnings occur. Enter patch --help to list available arguments that you can use to resolve the conflicts.

  5. Start the server with either the standalone.sh or domain.sh script.

Chapter 3. New Features and Enhancements

3.1. Configurable Whitelist for Deserialization

By default the JBoss Data Grid server allows deserialization only for strings and primitives. As of this release, you can specify other Java class instances in a whitelist so that JBoss Data Grid deserializes objects that belong to those classes.


If you do not add your application classes to the whitelist, JBoss Data Grid does not deserialize objects that belong to those classes.

On the client side, you can add a whitelist to restrict deserialization to objects that belong to specific Java classes.

For more information, see the following:

3.2. Disabling Indexing for Protobuf Schema Files

After you enable indexing for a cache, all fields of Protobuf encoded entries are indexed by default. This indexing can be inefficient when handling Protobuf message types that have many or large fields. You can now disable indexing for all Protobuf message types that are not annotated with the indexed_by_default option. For more information, see Disabling Indexing for All Protobuf Message Types in the Developer Guide.

3.3. Expose Query.getQueryString() as official API

As of this release, the org.infinispan.query.dsl.Query interface exposes the underlying Ickle query string with the Query.getQueryString() method. This applies to all queries regardless of whether the query was created by a DSL QueryBuilder or from a query string.

Chapter 4. Supported Configurations

4.1. Supported configurations

Supported hardware and software configurations for JDG 7.2 are available on the Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com/articles/2435931.

Chapter 5. Component Versions

5.1. Component Versions

The full list of component versions used in Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 7.2 are available on the Customer Portal at https://access.redhat.com/site/articles/488833.

Chapter 6. Known Issues

6.1. Known Issues

Find out about known issues and available workarounds in this release of Red Hat JBoss Data Grid.

JBoss Data Grid Does Not Start and NullPointerException Occurs if Persistent Location is Not Unique

Issue: JDG-1504

Description: It is not possible to start more than one instance of JBoss Data Grid from the same directory if the value of persistent-location is not unique in each configuration.

Workaround: Do one of the following to ensure the value of persistent-location is unique in the JBoss Data Grid configuration:

  • Set a unique path attribute for each instance.

    <persistent-location path="mydir${uniquesuffix}" />
  • Set a unique relative-to attribute for each instance if using a common path:

      <path name="mypath" path="/home/user/jboss-datagrid-7.2.0-server/standalone/mypath" />
    <persistent-location relative-to="mypath" path="mydir" />
  • Specify the -Djboss.server.data.dir system property to set a unique relative location for each instance if using a common path:

    ./standalone.sh -Djboss.server.data.dir=/home/user/jboss-datagrid-7.2.0-server/standalone/mypath
SKIP_CACHE_LOAD Flag Has No Effect if Authentication is Enabled

Issue: JDG-1424

Description: In Remote Client-Server mode, if you set the SKIP_CACHE_LOAD flag in the cache store configuration and enable authentication on Hot Rod clients, all entries are retrieved from the cache, including evicted entries.

Workaround: There is no workaround for this issue.

Intermittent Data Loss Occurs During Rolling Upgrades Between Clusters

Issue: JDG-991

Description: When performing a rolling upgrade of JBoss Data Grid, all migrated data can be deleted from the target cluster after the nodes in the source cluster are taken offline.

Workaround: There is no workaround for this issue.

Cluster Actions Disabled on JBoss Data Grid Administration Console in Reload-Required State

Issue: JDG-1843

Description: Actions available for the JBoss Data Grid cluster are not available in the Administration Console if you choose to restart the cluster after changing the configuration. In this case, the cluster is in the Reload-Required state.

Reload and Stop actions are available for each node in the cluster.

Workaround: Reload at least one node in the cluster to restore actions at the cluster level.

Errors Occur When Changing the Eviction Strategy from the JBoss Data Grid Administration Console

Issue: JDG-1804

Description: If JBoss Data Grid is running in domain mode and you change the eviction strategy in the configuration through the Administration Console but do not restart to apply the changes, an error occurs.

Workaround: Restart the server after changing to the eviction strategy.

NullPointerException Occurs When Reading Data from Persistent Storage in JBoss Data Grid 7.0 and Earlier

Issue: JDG-968

Description: If you store data in a cache store with JBoss Data Grid 7.0 and earlier and then attempt to read that data with JBoss Data Grid 7.1 or later, an error occurs and it is not possible to read the data.


This issue does not apply when upgrading from JBoss Data Grid 7.1 to 7.2.

Workaround: There is no workaround for this issue.

Chapter 7. Resolved Issues

7.1. Resolved Issues

This release of JBoss Data Grid resolves the following issues:

JDG-1917 - Continuous Operations Result in RangeError
Certain clients encounter RangeError: Index out of range errors when performing continuous operations with JBoss Data Grid.
JDG-1914 - Errors Occur After Resolving Conflicts During Network Partition Recovery
In some cases, after a network partition occurred, JBoss Data Grid incorrectly sent broadcast messages to nodes in the merged cluster. This resulted in errors with conflict resolution.
JDG-1875 - NullPointerException in the Multimap Cache
When using the Multimap cache for some operations, the eventType parameter in the convert method of the CacheEventConverter interface had a null value which resulted in a NullPointerException.
JDG-1872 - JGroups Transport Sends Messages to All Target Nodes
The JGroupsTransport implementation in JBoss Data Grid sent messages all nodes in the cluster that were configured as targets. In some instances, this behavior could increase memory usage for those nodes.
JDG-1259 - Unnecessary Remote Calls When Calculating Size for Replication
When calculating the size for a replicated cache, JBoss Data Grid unnecessarily called remote nodes.
JDG-1923 - Java Method to Return Number of Processors Not Cgroup Aware
The Oracle Java method to return the number of processors available to the JVM did not take into account Control Group (Cgroup) settings for processors.
JDG-1901 - Updates to Cluster Topology Not Logged Appropriately
The JBoss Data Grid event logger did not log updates to cluster topology appropriately.
JDG-1893 - The getQueryString Method Not Exposed
The Query interface did not expose the getQueryString method.

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