I've noticed that some methods have a special function in JBoss MBeans. For example, the start() and stop() methods are called automatically by the container in the MBean server startup and shutdown.
The problem is that I consulted the JMX 1.2 specification and didn't find any reference to these "special" methods. Can anyone please tell me if they're specific of the JBoss implementation or if I can use this behavior safely with other implementations?
Thank you in advance,
Calling of the start/stop methods is a JBoss convention.
The JMX spec doesn't really specify mbean lifecycle or dependencies.