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Prevent Bamboo from crashing during test with java.lang.IllegalMonitorStateException

gnf_bamboo Mar 22, 2016

While attempting to run a KitchenCI test on Bamboo, we get the following error:

Error occurred while running Task 'Kitchen Convergence Test(5)' of type net.bytesource.bamboo.cheftesttask:kitchenTestTask.
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 java.lang.IllegalMonitorStateException
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at java.lang.Object.wait(Native Method)
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at net.bytesource.bamboo.cheftesttask.KitchenTestTask.execute(
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at com.atlassian.bamboo.task.TaskExecutorImpl.lambda$executeTasks$124(
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at com.atlassian.bamboo.task.TaskExecutorImpl.executeTaskWithPrePostActions(
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at com.atlassian.bamboo.task.TaskExecutorImpl.executeTasks(
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at com.atlassian.bamboo.task.TaskExecutorImpl.execute(
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at$
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at$
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at com.atlassian.bamboo.variable.CustomVariableContextImpl.withVariableSubstitutor(
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at$
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at com.atlassian.bamboo.utils.BambooRunnables$
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at$
22-Mar-2016 16:47:21 at

I have tried tracking the cause of this error down but I am having zero luck figuring it out. I need to know how I can prevent, suppress, or otherwise ignore this error so that Bamboo will continue testing as configured.

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Kristen Arnold Apr 08, 2016

I am having the exact same problem.  Have you found a resolution yet?


Chris Apr 08, 2016

The problem exists in Test Tasks for Chef Cookbooks v1.1 addon. The short answer is to downgrade versions to v1.0 and do not upgrade until the developer fixes the problem. To downgrade:

  1. Download the version 1.0 addon here:
  2. Go to the Settings page in Bamboo (gear icon in top right).
  3. Under Add-Ons on the left, go to Manage add-ons.
  4. Remove the Test Tasks for Chef Cookbooks v1.1 addon.
  5. Choose Upload addon option. Provide the file you downloaded.
  6. Disregard Bamboo whining about alleged incompatibility. In this case, latest is definitely not the greatest.
  7. Profit!

Note that you should not have to go back into all of your build plans and re-add all the Chef related tasks. They should still be there.

The long answer, in case you're crafty with Java programming, is that there is a bug in the TaskResult execute(TaskContext taskContext) function of the KitchenTestTask.class file on line 25, as noted by the error in the log:


I compared this file to the one in version 1.0 and found a block of code that has been added. Unfortunately, it appears as though code comments are an alien concept to this developer, so I'm not sure what they're trying to accomplish by adding the highlighted block:


The above block of highlighted code does not exist in v1.0 and the release notes say nothing of adding this block into the code. I submitted a lengthy request to the developer of the plugin to fix the problem, but have yet to see any progress. We are running Bamboo (latest) on CentOS 6.7 Final with Java JDK 1.8.0u74. If the Developer can't (or won't) fix it, then we'll probably end up forking the plugin and and maintaining our own copy of it.

Kristen Arnold Apr 08, 2016

Ah, perfect.  that did the trick,  Thanks so much for your help!


If you do fork i'd love to know about it.

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