JanusGraph 0.6.0 Binary Driver failing on serialization


Hi Chris,

Hard to interpret your report. It maybe worthwhile to try the documented way of remote connection with traversal.withRemote(...) or Cluster.open(...):


There should be no need to instantiate serializer objects yourself.

Best wishes,    Marc


Thank you Marc,

I was able to reproduce your sample by console:  :remote connect tinkerpop.server conf/remote.yaml session  # it is GryoMessageSerializerV3d0 - no problem here, but must have serializeResultToString: true 

:remote connect tinkerpop.server conf/remote-graph-binary.yaml session

:> g.V().properties("some")    ==> Server error - Error during serialization: java.lang.IllegalStateException. 

:> g.V().properties("some").hasNext() => true, it is actually working in this context, where server testing the results, not the client after serialization.

It is fine when "remote-graph-binary.yaml" configuration is equipped with serializeResultToString: true. 


That hint should indicate that our server is different that the driver we use in java to remote access, but with more debugging I cannot say where is it... We run JanusGraph services through "bin/gremlin-server-websoc.sh", that suppose to run new Binary Driver with gremlin-server-websoc.yaml (+serializeResultToString: true). Then we getting remote access from Java by connection with 

    MessageSerializer<?> serializer = new GraphBinaryMessageSerializerV1(typeSerializerRegistry);

To be sure, we have true for serializeResultToString in the configuration, we even modified that on fly:

    final Map<String, Object> cfg = new HashMap<>();  cfg.put("serializeResultToString",true);     serializer.configure(cfg, null);

With serializeResultToString(true) we have the same exception IllegalStageException as initially described, with (false) it is faling everywhere, on simple command like:

    GraphTraversal<Vertex, Vertex> t = g.V().hasLabel(label).has(property, value);

if (t.hasNext()) {  // java.lang.ClassCastException: java.lang.String cannot be cast to org.apache.tinkerpop.gremlin.process.remote.traversal.RemoteTraverser

so for serializeResultToString(true), all is fine, except "gv().properties()",...  somehow we have good driver config for remote access.

Regards, Chris






Hi Chris,

Thanks for reporting.  I could confirm the exception you got by using the console and server files from the distribution. I got the right results, though,  when I changed the contents of conf/remote-graph-binary.yaml to:

hosts: [localhost]
port: 8182
serializer: { className: org.apache.tinkerpop.gremlin.driver.ser.GraphBinaryMessageSerializerV1, config: { ioRegistries: [org.janusgraph.graphdb.tinkerpop.JanusGraphIoRegistry], serializeResultToString: true }}

in this way, it matches the configs of gremlin-server in conf/gremlin-server/gremin-server.yaml

I will post a ticket for it.

Best wishes,      Marc


We have fully integrated our backend with JS:0.6 as recommended, including DB connection using new driver: GraphBinaryMessageSerializerV1.

All seams o work as before, except:

GraphTraversal<Vertex, ? extends Property<Object>> p = g.V(12345).properties("myproperty");

if (p.hasNext()) {...}


12:02:47.609 [https-jsse-nio-] ERROR o.a.c.c.C.[.[.[.[dispatcherServlet] [175] - Servlet.service() for servlet [dispatcherServlet] in context with path [] threw exception [Request processing failed; nested exception is java.util.concurrent.CompletionException: org.apache.tinkerpop.gremlin.driver.exception.ResponseException: Error during serialization: java.lang.IllegalStateException] with root cause

org.apache.tinkerpop.gremlin.driver.exception.ResponseException: Error during serialization: java.lang.IllegalStateException

at org.apache.tinkerpop.gremlin.driver.Handler$GremlinResponseHandler.channelRead0(Handler.java:245)

at org.apache.tinkerpop.gremlin.driver.Handler$GremlinResponseHandler.channelRead0(Handler.java:200)

at io.shaded.netty.channel.SimpleChannelInboundHandler.channelRead(SimpleChannelInboundHandler.java:99)



Above was, and still is fine on p.hasNext() with previously used GryoMessageSerializerV3d0 driver. Workaround we have is to use:

GraphTraversal<Vertex, ? extends Property<Object>> p = g.V(12345).values("myproperty");


if (p.hasNext()) {...}  // now is ok


Why above is failing, is the question....

Regards, Chris