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From Nathan Leung <>
Subject Re: [Discussion] storm local-mode event object reuse bug
Date Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:30:22 GMT
It is bypassed by design.  As noted in,
the emitted objects must be immutable.  If you're intent on modifying them,
be very careful.

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 4:28 AM, Stephen Powis <> wrote:

> I believe anytime tuples are passed between bolts on the same jvm (either
> in local mode or in remote mode where the upstream and downstream bolt both
> reside on the same worker) serialization is bypassed by design.
> On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Edward Zhang <>
> wrote:
>> Hi Storm developers,
>> Today, I hit one possible storm issue which happens in local mode. In
>> local mode, one event object is sent out of spout and looks it does not go
>> through serialization/deserialization, instead this event object including
>> its members is directly referenced by following bolts. So when one bolt
>> modifies this event object then another bolt will also see the changes
>> immediately.
>> For example the event object sent by spout includes one java Map object,
>> if there are 2 following bolts after this spout, then in one bolt if we
>> modify this Map object, then the other bolt will see that or throw
>> concurrentmodificationexception if it iterates the Map Object.
>> Please let us know if this behavior should be corrected by storm
>> framework or by storm application. In storm application, we can do deep
>> copy if it's local mode, but in storm framework, probably
>> serialization/deserialization should be always executed.
>> Let me know your thoughts.
>> Thanks
>> Edward Zhang

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