ReadWriteLockAspect

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    Read/Write Lock Aspect

    This aspect can run outside of JBoss application server

     

    It was tested using JDK 1.4 in Weblogic 8.1,Tomcat 5.0.27 ,Orion 2.0.2 and Resin 3.0.4.

     

    Goal

    This Aspect is an example of an implementation of the Read/Write Lock pattern.

    It allows u to define at the method level a read/write lock using

    either annotation or an XML file

     

    The implementation is based on the concurrent package from Doug Lea.

     

    Problem

     

    Let's see a simple example defining the problem to solve.

    public class Account
    {
    private float balance; 
    
    public Account(float balance) 
    { 
     this.balance=balance; 
    } 
    
    public void debit(float amount) 
    { 
    // Implementation to debit the account balance 
     ... 
    } 
    
    public void credit(float amount) 
    { 
    // Implementation to credit the account balance 
    ... 
    } 
    
    public String toString() 
    { 
    // Implementation to format the account description 
    ... 
    } 
    }  
    

     

     

    The above class required to support concurrency invocation of the method debit,credit

    and toString method.

     

    Traditional Implementation.

    The traditional solution without AOP would be to implement the same code within the debit

    and credit account to acquire/release a write lock.A read lock would be required for the toString method.

     

    Solution with Read/Write Lock Aspect

     

    The concurrency code is refactored within the Read/Write Lock Aspect.So the new Aspect can be applied

    against any method using annotation or an XML file.

     

    Here the new code of the Account class with annotation

     

     
    public class Account 
    { 
    private float balance; 
    
    public Account(float balance) 
    this.balance=balance; 
    } 
    
    /** 
    * @@org.jboss.aop.patterns.readwritelock.writeLockOperation 
    */ 
    public void debit(float amount) 
    { 
    // Implementation to debit the account balance 
    ... 
    }
    
    /** 
    * @@org.jboss.aop.patterns.readwritelock.writeLockOperation 
    */ 
    public void credit(float amount) 
    {
     // Implementation to credit the account balance 
    ... 
    }
    
    /** 
    * @@org.jboss.aop.patterns.readwritelock.readLockOperation 
    */ 
    public String toString() 
    {
    // Implementation to format the account description 
    ...
    }
    }
    

     

     

    Configuration

     

    The deployment description of the Read/Write Lock Aspect

     

     

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