Bug 60318 - OracleConnection - paused reader problem
Summary: OracleConnection - paused reader problem
Alias: None
Product: Class Libraries
Classification: Mono
Component: System.Data ()
Version: 5.2 (2017-04)
Hardware: PC Linux
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-23 12:37 UTC by JOP
Modified: 2017-10-27 12:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Logged stack trace at the moment of SIGSEGV (42.25 KB, text/plain)
2017-10-23 12:37 UTC, JOP

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Description JOP 2017-10-23 12:37:35 UTC
Created attachment 25398 [details]
Logged stack trace at the moment of SIGSEGV

While using mono 5.2 and System.Data.OracleClient.OracleConnection I came across the bug, that causes whole application end due to SIGSEGV. Callstack can be found in attachement.

I read data from reader until I reach certain treshold, then I ask the user through GUI if he wants to continue. If not, I close the reader and move on. If he wants to continue, I continue to Read from reader.

			using (OracleConnection dbcon = new OracleConnection(connectionString))

				using (OracleCommand dbcmd = dbcon.CreateCommand())
					dbcmd.CommandText = @"select * from TABLE_WITH_CLOB";
					using (OracleDataReader reader = dbcmd.ExecuteReader(System.Data.CommandBehavior.SingleResult))
						int counter = 0;
						while (reader.Read())

							//process row data

							if (counter % 1000 == 0)
                                                           if (App.ShowDialog("Do you want to continue?", "Question", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes)

This aproach works quite well, but when comes to queries to tables, that contains CLOB column, application usually (connection is unstable in this) crashes. Table I use has hundred of thousands rows with CLOB data usually less than 200 characters long. It does not matter whether I call ReadValues or not, nor whether I use main application connection or create new one, just for this task. 

The main culprit is the fact that I pause the reader. If I would read 10000 rows without asking, there would be no problem at all. But if I pause after 1000 rows, it crashes when next reader.Read() occures.

I cant present better example, that emulates this bug 100% of times after single pause, because connection/application crashes sometimes after one try, sometimes it takes several pauses, sometimes after first pause of next reader.
Comment 1 Marek Safar 2017-10-27 12:16:07 UTC
System.Data.OracleClient has been deprecated, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/data/adonet/oracle-and-adonet.