[jboss-user] [Beginner's Corner] - JBoss 5.1.0AS and Datasource Initialization/Service Lifecycle Ordering

Mark Indictor do-not-reply at jboss.com
Tue Aug 10 12:24:54 EDT 2010

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"JBoss 5.1.0AS and Datasource Initialization/Service Lifecycle Ordering"

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Hi. I'm attempting to convert a web application that has a large number of services that has been running in  http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-63/JBoss JBoss 4.3.2 without incident for several years to JBoss 5.1.0. It is proving to be more difficult than expected. 
 The problem that is currently blocking me is the fact that this  application dynamically registers datasources based upon a "bootstrap"  datasource defined in a -ds.xml  file and the database names contained therein. This dynamic registration/initialization takes place in the  'CREATE' lifecycle phase. Unfortunately, at this point, the datasource  defined in the -ds.xml file has not yet been registered. It would seem  that the ordering of standard JBoss datasource registration with respect  to the 'CREATE' lifecycle phase is different in 5.1.0 than 4.2.3. 
 An interesting extra piece of information is that if I start JBoss  without my .WAR and .SAR files in place, the server starts up fine (and  registers the default datasources). If I then hot-deploy the  application, since the datasources are already defined, the order  dependency becomes moot. I cannot practically deploy in this way on a  production server, however, so I do need to find a solution to this  problem. 
 Does anyone out there know if there a way to control this ordering  through dependencies or some other means, or is there some fundamental  rule that I was breaking in JBoss 4.2.3 that is more strictly enforced  in 5.1.0. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 
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