On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 9:09 PM, Brett Meyer <brmeyer(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> Is that the best way to know when TransactionManagers and
> and go too? Or is there a more specific concept for listening to an
At least for TransactionManagers, yes, the BundleListener is probably the
best approach. I'm not aware of a more specific way beyond that, but I'm
not 100%. Honestly not sure about the DataSource -- can't remember if most
containers automatically expose that or not.
But I would have to know the bundle that TransactionManager comes from in
order to listener to it, no?
I think we ultimately want an "OSGi DataSource adpater" as well, sort of
like we do with OsgiJtaPlatform. I say an adapter here so that it can fit
with both ConnectionProvider and with MultiTenantConnectionProvider.
> Also, do the containers generally handle "in-flight" requests in
> regards to TransactionManagers
> and DataSources on activated/deactivated? I guess this is more a
> curiosity, since I do not see what we could do if the container does not
> manage it.
Really good question, but not sure. The hope is that a truly
OSGi-friendly bundle is "dynamic" enough to gracefully terminate
in-progress actions if deactivated. They're given that opportunity through
BundleActivator#stop. Of course, that's entirely up to the specific impl.
I would expect Karaf container-provided defaults (Geronimo JTA, etc.) to
handle that reasonably well for basic cases, but not sure about the
real-world edge cases...
Note that I always hoped to make Hibernate fit that bill, but we're *far*
from it. Deactivation would, in all likelihood, be catastrophic. And no
idea about re-activation.
I *think* de-activation would be catastrophic during the period that the
depended-on bundle is not available. I am ok with that. That seems
natural to me. If a bundle we are providing persistence for says it wants
to use a JTA TransactionManager e.g. and that TransactionManager is not
available... I think an exception is perfectly valid outcome.
But yes it is the re-activation case (the TransactionManager becomes
available again) that I want to work. In theory this should be a simple
thing to do; I think we already have the proper encapsulation with
OsgiJtaPlatform. I just have no idea how to know when these things become
available and when they become unavailable.
I'll poke around on the Kara user list and see what I can find.