[jax-rs-spec users] [jsr339-experts] Re: Transactions, EJBs and AsyncResponse

From: Jan Algermissen <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:34:59 +0200

On Oct 23, 2012, at 4:28 PM, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen <> wrote:

> On Oct 20, 2012, at 12:10 PM, Jan Algermissen wrote:
>> In 7.3 the spec points out the use of @Asynchronous.
>> I wonder whether it would ne nice to also point out that the default transaction type of @Asynchronous is to run the annotated method in the same transaction and that requiring a new transaction for the given scenarios is required to really detach the response creation.
> Interesting, I didn't think about that at all. Could you elaborate the problem that results from _not_ creating a new transaction in this case?

I am not the expert (Hello @adambien ?) but the transaction that the request handling started in will stay open until the asynchronous method returns. Not sure what the implication on the request-handling thread is. Is the transaction 'owning' that thread or is it detached?

Just wondered whether/how executing the asynchronous (long running) method in the same transaction (the default) will affect the request handling thread - and whether it leads to the same blocking that actually is intended to be avoided.


> Thanks.
> -- Santiago