4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2013 2:25 AM by Mark Scott

    Problem getting the binary value from a federated node

    Mark Scott Newbie

      ModeShape & JCR newbie here...


      I've spent some time reading the documentation, playing with the code examples and browsing the source code, and have been able to modify one of the examples to use federation to project a view of an external filesystem.  I can successfully use the JCR API to find nodes representing the directories and files in my external data but I've so far been unsuccessful in getting the content of a file.  It seems that Binary.getStream() doesn't try to obtain the stream from the FileSystemConnector that's pointing to my external data.  I'm struggling to figure out what's wrong but expect I've made a configuration error.


      I'm using 3.1.3 Final and my current configuration is more or less taken from the test code in modeshape-jcr on github.


      My repository config :


          "name" : "Federated repository",
          "workspaces" : {
              "predefined" : ["ws1", "ws2"],
              "default" : "default",
              "allowCreation" : true,
              "initialContent" : {
                  "default" : "initialContent.xml"
          "externalSources" : {
              "ptdata" : {
                  "classname" : "org.modeshape.connector.filesystem.FileSystemConnector",
                  "directoryPath" : "/var/local/ptdata",
                  "extraPropertiesStorage" : "json",
                  "readonly" : true,
                  "projections" : [ "default:/federated/ptdata => /" ]
          "security" : {
              "anonymous" : {
                  "roles" : ["readonly","readwrite","admin"],
                  "useOnFailedLogin" : false
          "storage" : {
              "cacheName" : "persistentRepository",
              "cacheConfiguration" : "infinispan-federation-persistent.xml"
          "query" : {
              "indexing" : {
                  "rebuildOnStartup" : {
                      "when" : "never"


      My initialContent.xml :


      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <jcr:root xmlns:jcr="http://www.jcp.org/jcr/1.0">
          <federated />


      My infinispan-federation-persistent.xml :


      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        xsi:schemaLocation="urn:infinispan:config:5.1 http://www.infinispan.org/schemas/infinispan-config-5.1.xsd"
              <globalJmxStatistics enabled="false" allowDuplicateDomains="true" />
          <namedCache name="persistentRepository">
                lockingMode="OPTIMISTIC" />
                          <property name="location" value="target/federation_persistent_repository/store" />


      I can find the node representing an XML file within my external data :


            final Node n = root.getNode("federated/ptdata/userdomains/user/m1ka40hepwd93n-lkh/m1ka40hepwd93n-lkh.xml");


      and if I dump its properties they look correct :




      If I call getNode("jcr:content") on the node then I see FileSystemConnector create a UrlBinaryValue that has the correct SHA1 checksum and file URL for the external XML file.


      If I call getProperty("jcr:data").getBinary() on the content node then I get back a StoredBinaryValue associated with a TransientBinaryStore that's pointing to "/tmp/modeshape-binary-store".  Calling getStream() on this Binary results in an exception :


      org.modeshape.jcr.value.binary.BinaryStoreException: Unable to find binary value with key "ccd29c40fcf902bf250a07fb76462ab75d893b54" within binary store at "/tmp/modeshape-binary-store"
                at org.modeshape.jcr.value.binary.FileSystemBinaryStore.getInputStream(FileSystemBinaryStore.java:255)
                at org.modeshape.jcr.value.binary.StoredBinaryValue.getStream(StoredBinaryValue.java:63)
              ...<my code>


      I'm not sure if the TransientBinaryStore pointing at "/tmp/modeshape-binary-store" is expected or not.  I guess I was expecting something related to the FileSystemConnector and the external filesystem.


      Any help with figuring out where I'm going wrong would be appreciated.