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Error creating git branches and also using NFS


Also relates to the following exception errors:

  • GitLabPropertiesNotInitializedException
  • GitHubPropertiesNotInitializedException
  • GerritPropertiesNotInitializedException



An error is encountered with the next exception ( GitLabPropertiesNotInitializedException ) and you are using NFS.

Example Error log

/rest/gitplugin/1.0/repository/12300/pullRequest [] REST API has thrown exception.
com.bigbrassband.jira.git.exceptions.operations.GitLabPropertiesNotInitializedException: Initialization
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.base/jdk.internal.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(



Check the root of the reason by turning on DEBUG logging for the package –

The root reason of the exception error can be one of the following:

  1. not a valid json entry in

  2. incapability to lock file ( No locks available)


Solution 1

Make sure that (jira/data/git-plugin/###-somerepo/ contains a valid json.


Solution 2

The lock daemon (lockd) may not be running on the NFS server. Check whether your NFS server supports locking. Update the NFS version, if required.

NFSv4 supporting locking by default was released in 2000. So, it’s a rare case to encounter an NFS server which is not able to lock the /jira/data/git-plugin/###-somerepo/ file these days.

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