1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 8, 2008 8:48 AM by Yong Hao Gao

    Ordering Group enhancement in JBM14 -- Basic impl idea

    Yong Hao Gao Master

      Again, any comments will be greatly appreciated. :)

      Basic impl idea is we treat the ordering group messages as one container message, when such a message is added to a queue, it will be added in the memory message list (PriorityLinkedList). The difference is, rather than occupies a normal entry in the list, it will be added into its containing OrderingGroup (which looks like just a normal entry in the PriorityLinkedList). During the delivery time, all OrderingGroup entries in the List will be handled specially by handleOrderingGroup() method of RoundRobinDistributor. Details below:

      Tasks defined for jbm ordering group

      Note: We'll first implement the programming model for the feature and then consider the configuration stuff.

      1 - JBossMessageProducer changes


      public void enableOrderingGroup(String ogrpName) throws JMSException
      public void disableOrderingGroup();


      sending methods -- if ordering group enabled, add two properties to message
      JBM_ORDERING_GROUP_ID -- either user specified or auto-generated
      JBM_ORDERING_GROUP_SEQ -- a long value indicate the order they are produced.
      Validations on messages to be sent may be done here to see if the message's header or properties is valid for an ordering group.

      2 - session wide help methods


      public String genOrderingGroupID();
      -- generate unique group ids for ordering group (maybe reuse existing uuid util in jbm, enough to be session wide unique)
      public long getGroupSequenceNum();
      -- generate message processing sequence number.

      3 - OrderingGroup class - a special message that contains messages belonging to a group


      //just as a message with normal message priority
      public class OrderingGroup extends MessageReference
      String groupID;
      List orderedMessages; //or maybe a class to manage it.

      MessageReference nextRef(); //this method will wait for the completion of the current one.

      //this methold guarantees the ordered delivery for a message ordering group.
      //the main logic will go here

      public Delivery handleOrderingGroup(DeliveryObserver observer, OrderingGroup ref, Transaction tx)


      BasicPriorityLinkedList class

      enable the list to allow ordering group to be added as one prioritized object. After change, the list should be like:

      M1, M2, ... Mn{Mg1, Mg2, ...}, Mn+1

      where Mn{...} represents a OrderingGroup object, while other Ms represents a normal MessageReference