3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 31, 2014 4:24 AM by Vitaly Gorbunov

    Is entry order in manifest.mf/jboss-deployment-structure.xml considered during class loading?

    Vitaly Gorbunov Newbie

      We are migrating from JBoss 3.2.8.SP1 to JBoss 7.2.0 and we had the following approach for application patching:

      MANIFEST.MF for wars/jars had number of slots for patches at the beginning of classpath like:

      Class-Path: lib/patch01.jar lib/patch02.jar lib/patch03.jar lib/patch04.jar lib/{other libraries}

       

      So search order during classloading does matters for us, but it seems that we can't rely on it in jboss 7.2.

       

      Questions:

      1) Can we control search order during classloading for jars in EAR's lib folder?

      2) Is order from MANIFEST.MF Class-Path entry considered?

      3) Is order of <resource-root> entries from jboss-deployment-structure.xml <resources> tag entry considered? (I'm thinking to use it as replacement for manifest.mf approach)