4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2009 9:30 PM by Oren Livne

    How to add spring javaagent to the fuse jsvm?

    Oren Livne Novice

      Hello all,

      How do I add the spring-agent.jar to my FUSE ESB JVM, so that bundles can use load-time weaving?


      My Cygwin start up shell looks like that:




      1. Debug mode. Hook in an eclipse debugger on port 5005 when the following variable is set.

      export SERVICEMIX_DEBUG=true


      1. Enable load-time weaving and other memory options in the bus

      export JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -javaagent:/path/to/my/spring-agent.jar"

      echo $JAVA_OPTS


      bin/servicemix.bat $1



      Upon running the script, I get


      $ sm

      -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -Xms256m -Xmx1000m -Dprof=win -DdownloadSources=true -javaa


      servicemix.bat: Enabling Java debug options: -Xdebug -Xnoagent -Djava.compiler=N

      ONE -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=5005

      Listening for transport dt_socket at address: 5005


      ... which looks fine. However, when I start a bundle that uses <context:load-time-weaver/> in its spring context, I see the error message


      smx@root:osgi> Exception in thread "SpringOsgiExtenderThread-67" org.springframe

      work.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating bean with name 'loadTim

      eWeaver': Initialization of bean failed; nested exception is java.lang.IllegalSt

      ateException: ClassLoader [org.springframework.osgi.util.BundleDelegatingClassLo

      ader] does NOT provide an 'addTransformer(ClassFileTransformer)' method. Specify

      a custom LoadTimeWeaver or start your Java virtual machine with Spring's agent:


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBean


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBean


              at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)

              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBean


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory$1.getOb


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultSingletonBeanRegistr


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.doGetBe


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractBeanFactory.getBean


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.DefaultListableBeanFactory.


              at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.finish


              at org.springframework.osgi.context.support.AbstractDelegatedExecutionAp



              at org.springframework.osgi.context.support.AbstractDelegatedExecutionAp


              at org.springframework.osgi.util.internal.PrivilegedUtils.executeWithCus


              at org.springframework.osgi.context.support.AbstractDelegatedExecutionAp



              at org.springframework.osgi.extender.internal.dependencies.startup.Depen



              at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)

      Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: ClassLoader [org.springframework.osg

      i.util.BundleDelegatingClassLoader] does NOT provide an 'addTransformer(ClassFil

      eTransformer)' method. Specify a custom LoadTimeWeaver or start your Java virtua

      l machine with Spring's agent: -javaagent:spring-agent.jar

              at org.springframework.context.weaving.DefaultContextLoadTimeWeaver.setB


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBean


              at org.springframework.beans.factory.support.AbstractAutowireCapableBean


              ... 16 more


      which indicates that spring-agent is not found.

        • 1. Re: How to add spring javaagent to the fuse jsvm?
          Joe Luo Novice

          I guess you did not deploy/run the spring-javaagent.jar as a bundle into the ESB container. Am I correct?


          I am not familar with the spring-javaagent.jar. But from the stack trace, it looks like that classes from the spring-javaagent.jar are not accessible by other bundles but are necessary for creating the bean called "loadTimeWeaver".


          One workaround could be put the jar into the kernal BootClasspath so the classes from the jar will be visiable to all bundles in the container. In order to do that, you will need to modify "etc/config.properties" and find the line:




          and append your package as comma seperated list onto the "org.osgi.framework.bootdelegation" property and restart the servicemix to see if it works for you.

          • 2. Re: How to add spring javaagent to the fuse jsvm?
            Oren Livne Novice

            Thanks so much for your reply. However, I think that spring-agent.jar is not just another library that can be bundled up and exposed to all bundles. As explained in the Spring AOP manual, one needs to add it as an instrumentation agent (-javaagent option) to the JVM:




            "The introduction to this section did say that one could switch on LTW selectively on a per-ClassLoader basis with Spring, and this is true. However, just for this example, we are going to use a Java agent (supplied with Spring) to switch on the LTW. This is the command line we will use to run the above Main class:


            java -javaagent:C:/projects/foo/lib/global/spring-agent.jar foo.Main


            The '-javaagent' is a Java 5+ flag for specifying and enabling agents to instrument programs running on the JVM. The Spring Framework ships with such an agent, the InstrumentationSavingAgent, which is packaged in the spring-agent.jar that was supplied as the value of the -javaagent argument in the above example."


            See sections 6.8.4, for more details. Although in some environments the javaagent option is not needed, OSGi is not mentioned as one of them. The question is how to add a javaagent option to the ESB's JVM, and how to make sure that it is visible to all bundles. Would that automatically happen because they are on the same JVM, or are separate JVMs started for bundles? In which case, your comment of exposing the package to all bundles might help. But still, the first step is to introduce the javaagent.


            Any ideas how to do that?


            Thanks so much in advance.

            • 4. Re: How to add spring javaagent to the fuse jsvm?
              Oren Livne Novice

              Because spring-agent does not seem to integrate well with FUSE, I eliminated all @Configurable references and now use the alternative service locator pattern.