3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2004 8:18 AM by Adrian Brock

    JBoss JCA implementation seems to be broken

    joe_m Newbie

      JBoss's (v3.2) RAR deployment does not confirm to JCA spec v1.5

      Sections and of JCA spec clearly suggest that all the libraries (JARs, .SO files etc) can be placed just about anywhere inside the RAR package. I just found that the connector class in ra.jar could not find the CCI classes inside another JAR - joe_cci.jar.

      I tried using Class-Path entry in the manifest file of the RAR package.

      Class-Path: joe_cci.jar

      That didn't help either.

      Another posting points to detailed documentation on JBoss class loading mechanism. Reading that didn't give me a clue what is happening with my RAR package deployment.


      Joe M.

        • 1. Re: JBoss JCA implementation seems to be broken
          Adrian Brock Master

          First 3.2 implements jca1.0

          Second, do you see a message saying the jar is being deployed?

          You might need to enable debug logging
          (change the level for org.jboss to DEBUG in conf/log4j.xml)
          then look in log/server.log
          to see what is happening during the deployment.


          • 2. Re: JBoss JCA implementation seems to be broken
            joe_m Newbie


            thanks for your response.

            I checked the JCA spec 1.0, section 10.2

            RAR packaging guidelines are the same. (ie, I just need to package all necessary JAR files into the RAR file)

            I did change the log level and looked into server.log.

            Here is what I see during the adapter deployment:

            2004-01-07 18:33:16,064 DEBUG [org.jboss.resource.RARDeployer] looking for nested deployments in : file:/C:/jboss-3.2.3/server/default/deploy/joe_adapter.rar

            2004-01-07 18:33:16,074 INFO [org.jboss.resource.RARDeployer] nested deployment: file:/C:/jboss-3.2.3/server/default/tmp/deploy/tmp21797joe_adapter.rar-contents/ra.jar

            2004-01-07 18:33:16,085 INFO [org.jboss.resource.RARDeployer] nested deployment: file:/C:/jboss-3.2.3/server/default/tmp/deploy/tmp21797joe_adapter.rar-contents/cci.jar

            And subsequent lines indicate that ra.jar and cci.jar were deployed without any error.

            Also, using the JMX console I invoked getPackageClassLoaders, and found that both my package names (joe.adapter.connection and joe.adapter.cci) are loaded by UnifiedClassLoader3@1bbbafc


            PS: My JBoss version is 3.2.3..

            • 3. Re: JBoss JCA implementation seems to be broken
              Adrian Brock Master

              Post the exception stacktrace where you have the problem.

              Enable the classloader trace logging mentioned in the classloader docs
              to see whether you can workout why it is not finding the class.

              Finally, post an example that reproduces the problem as a bug
              at www.sf.net/projects/jboss