Unit Testing Retry In Spring Webflux With Mocked Response

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During unit testing retry the response of the mock seems cached, or most probably I am doing something wrong.

I am trying to request something, if error happened then retry twice with delay of 1 second.

  public Mono<Object> someMethod(String someParam) {
    return someInjectedService.doSomething(someParam)
        .doOnError(ex -> System.out.println(ex + ": " + System.currentTimeMillis()))
        .retryWhen(Retry.fixedDelay(2, Duration.ofSeconds(1)).filter(ex -> ex instanceof SomeCustomException))
        .doOnSuccess(result -> doSomethingOnSuccess(result));

My test:

  void testshouldRequestThrice_whenErrorOccurs() {
    // Given
    String someParam = "testParam";
        .thenReturn(Mono.error(new SomeCustomException("SomeCustomException"))) // 1st response
        .thenReturn(Mono.error(new SomeCustomException("SomeCustomException"))) // 2nd response
        .thenReturn(Mono.just("SomeValidResponse")); // 3rd valid response

    // When
    var result = testService.someMethod(someParam).block();

    // Then
    // Initial request, followed by two retries
    verify(someInjectedService, times(3)).doSomething(someParam);

here someInjectedService is a mock. My plan was to return an exception twice, and on third request return valid response. But what I get is:

org.mockito.exceptions.verification.TooFewActualInvocations: someInjectedService.doSomething("testParam");

Wanted 3 times: -> at shouldRequestThrice_whenErrorOccurs(

But was 1 time:

While I do see 3 prints from .doOnError(ex -> System.out.println(ex + ": " + System.currentTimeMillis())) block, I feel like the actual request is sent only once.

Thank you in advance,



someInjectedService.doSomething(...) will indeed technically be called only once.

You could use Mono.defer(() -> someInjectedService.doSomething(someParam)) instead, to ensure the method is effectively called again, which should make your test pass.