JNDI object not shared among TC instances

JNDI object not shared among TC instances

Post by Albretc » Tue, 14 Dec 2004 00:16:17


as, I understand things, the JNDI can be used to share an object among different JVMs even from J2SE applications running on different machines. Right?

I need a relatively light object (that is why I am avoiding EJBs altogether) which would simply:
1._ poll a backend database at configurable periods, and if some data has changed
2._ update its internal state, which is then
3._ administered to and updated in a number of independent tomcat instances

Well, I did the following exp. and repeated it even compiling TC 5.5.5 from source in case I had to check it, but before I start diving deeper into what I think might be the reason for this anomaly, I want to check that I don't have a silly conf problem I haven't seen or there is something I am not quite understanding here.

Here is the method to my madness:

1._ I first downloaded TC's source code, 'built it' with ant, ran and tested it.
2._ Then I set up a number (3) of separate instances running from independent JVMs using the same files as in the original, plain installation, as describe in 1; by:
2.1_ setting up three independent directories, <...> /tc00/, /tc02/, and /tc04/ off the original installation
2.2_ just copying /conf/ and /bin/ from the original installation and dumping similar files on each dir described in 2.1
2.3_ changing then in each of the /conf/server.xml
2.3.1_ the Server port="8005"
2.3.2_ the non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector port="8080"
2.3.3_ the AJP 1.3 Connector port="8009" (<- will need it for later tinkering with Apache)
for all three independent instances, and
2.4_ making sure that the same absolute directory was used in the appBase attribute of the <Host name="localhost" . . . context
2.5_ then, making sure that the same;
2.5.1_ JAVA_HOME
but different
was set in the respective .../tcXX/bin/catalina.bat files (client wants me to 'try' windows 'too'), pointing to the respective .../tcXX
3._ I then ran all three instances and tested every thing was OK and scanned log
files for any errors, warnings, . . .

Everything seemed to be working just fine!

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Then I used the following slimmed down classes from example code sections in the jakarta JNDI howto, in order to illustrate my point.

Both classes were placed in the original installation's /common/classes/JNDITest/ directory

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package JNDITest;

public class JNDI00{
private int bar = 0;
private long lCreatTime = System.currentTimeMillis();
private String foo = "Default Foo, created at " + lCreatTime + "";
// __
public String getFoo() { return (this.foo); }
public void setFoo(String foo) { this.foo = foo; }
// __
public int getBar() { return (this.bar); }
public void setBar(int bar) { this.bar = bar; }
// __
public long getCreatTime() { return (lCreatTime); }
public void setCreatTime(long l){}
// __

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package JNDITest;

import java.util.*;
import javax.naming.*;
import javax.naming.spi.*;

public class JNDI00Factory implements ObjectFactory {

public Object getObjectInstance(Object obj, Name name, Context nameCtx, Hashtable environment) throws NamingException {

JNDI00 JNDI_Obj = new JNDI00();

Reference ref = (Reference) obj;
Enumeration addrs = ref.getAll();
while (addrs.hasMoreElements

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