9 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2009 1:45 AM by jaikiran pai

    Mandating the presence of local/remote interface in SessionC

    jaikiran pai Master

      While testing the no-interface support, i found that the SessionContainer mandates the presence of either a local or a remote interface for beans:

      Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Bean Class org.jboss.ejb3.nointerface.test.viewcreator.SimpleSLSBWithoutInterface has no local, webservice, or remote interfaces defined and does not implement at least one business interface: SimpleSLSBWithoutInterface
       at org.jboss.ejb3.proxy.factory.ProxyFactoryHelper.getLocalAndBusinessLocalInterfaces(ProxyFactoryHelper.java:255)
       at org.jboss.ejb3.proxy.factory.ProxyFactoryHelper.getLocalBusinessInterfaces(ProxyFactoryHelper.java:550)
       at org.jboss.ejb3.session.SessionContainer.resolveBusinessInterfaces(SessionContainer.java:192)
       at org.jboss.ejb3.EJBContainer.instantiated(EJBContainer.java:1564)
       at org.jboss.ejb3.session.SessionContainer.instantiated(SessionContainer.java:182)

      The code in question is this:

      protected List<Class<?>> resolveBusinessInterfaces()
       // Obtain all business interfaces
       List<Class<?>> list = new ArrayList<Class<?>>();
       return list;

      public static Class<?>[] getLocalAndBusinessLocalInterfaces(Container container)
       // Initialize
       Set<Class<?>> localAndBusinessLocalInterfaces = new HashSet<Class<?>>();
       // Obtain Bean Class
       Class<?> beanClass = container.getBeanClass();
       // Obtain @Local
       Local localAnnotation = ((EJBContainer) container).getAnnotation(Local.class);
       // Obtain @LocalHome
       LocalHome localHomeAnnotation = ((EJBContainer) container).getAnnotation(LocalHome.class);
       // Obtain @Remote
       Remote remoteAnnotation = ((EJBContainer) container).getAnnotation(Remote.class);
       // Obtain Remote and Business Remote interfaces
       Class<?>[] remoteAndBusinessRemoteInterfaces = ProxyFactoryHelper.getRemoteAndBusinessRemoteInterfaces(container);
       // Obtain all business interfaces from the bean class
       Set<Class<?>> businessInterfacesImplementedByBeanClass = ProxyFactoryHelper.getBusinessInterfaces(beanClass);
       // Obtain all business interfaces directly implemented by the bean class (not including supers)
       Set<Class<?>> businessInterfacesDirectlyImplementedByBeanClass = ProxyFactoryHelper.getBusinessInterfaces(
       beanClass, false);
       // Determine whether Stateful or Stateless
       boolean isStateless = (container instanceof StatelessContainer) ? true : false;
      ... // lot more stuff which is trimmed from the post
       // If no local interfaces have been defined/discovered
       // Obtain WS Endpoint
       String endpoint = ProxyFactoryHelper.getEndpointInterface(container);
       // If neither WS Endpoint or remotes are defined
       if (remoteAndBusinessRemoteInterfaces.length == 0 && endpoint == null)
       throw new RuntimeException(
       "Bean Class "
       + beanClass.getName()
       + " has no local, webservice, or remote interfaces defined and does not implement at least one business interface: "
       + container.getEjbName());
       // No local or business local interfaces discovered
       return new Class<?>[]


      1) From what i remember, this sort of logic is already in place in some deployer. So do we need this here again?
      2) Shouldn't this logic be based on metadata which already has all the necessary information? Instead of looking for the annotations and other stuff on the bean class (again)
      3) The restriction will not hold good for no-interface view for EJB 3.1