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From "Mamta A. Satoor (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3320) Database creation and boot should fail if collation=TERRITORY_BASED and the selected locale is not supported
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 18:40:24 GMT

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Mamta A. Satoor commented on DERBY-3320:

I might not be understanding the boot handshake correctly but the signature of the boot method
in DVF is as follows
public void boot(boolean create, Properties properties) throws StandardException 

BasicDatabase.boot has gotten the Locale required for the db through the following code
	if (create)
		if (startParams.getProperty(Property.CREATE_WITH_NO_LOG) == null)
			startParams.put(Property.CREATE_WITH_NO_LOG, "true");

		String localeID = 

		if (localeID == null) {
			localeID = Locale.getDefault().toString();
		databaseLocale = monitor.setLocale(startParams, localeID);
	} else {
		databaseLocale = monitor.getLocale(this);
And then BasicDatabase.boot boots DVF and calls DVF.setLocale so that it can pass the locale
object that it has determined to DVF. It looks like there is no way to pass that locale info
through the boot machinery that we already have in place. So, if we want DVF.boot to do the
Collator checking, it will have to get its hand on locale in it's boot method by going through
code similar to BasicDatabase.boot (copied above). This seems fine to me because then everything
related to boot is in boot method of the DVF and it does not have to wait for DVF.setLocale
to get it's locale set correctly. If we do decide to go this path, then we can remove DVF.setLocal
from BasicDatabase.boot and do the locale setting in the DVF boot method.

> Database creation and boot should fail if collation=TERRITORY_BASED and the selected
locale is not supported
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-3320
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3320
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions:
>         Environment: Java ME:
> Product: phoneME Advanced (phoneme_advanced_mr2-b34)
> Profile: Foundation Profile Specification 1.1
> Linux 2.4.21-40.ELsmp #1 SMP Thu Feb 2 22:14:12 EST 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
>            Reporter: Vemund Østgaard
>            Assignee: Mamta A. Satoor
>         Attachments: DERBY_3320_not_ready_for_commit_diff_v1.txt, DERBY_3320_not_ready_for_commit_stat_v1.txt,
> A problem I've discovered when testing with the phoneME advanced platform is that the
collationtests expect other locales than Locale.US to be available on the platform that is
used for the test, and for phoneME advanced (when compiled as foundation profile) only Locale.US
is available. From the jdk1.6 javadoc of Collator.getAvailableLocales() I see that only Locale.US
is strictly required:
> public static Locale[] getAvailableLocales()
>     Returns an array of all locales for which the getInstance methods of this class can
return localized instances. The returned array represents the union of locales supported by
the Java runtime and by installed CollatorProvider implementations. It must contain at least
a Locale instance equal to Locale.US.
>     Returns:
>         An array of locales for which localized Collator instances are available.
> This led me to thinking about how Derby should behave if created/booted with collation=TERRITORY_BASED
and territory=<some unsupported locale>. I'm not sure what the consequences could be
if the database is first created on a platform that supports whatever locale is set and later
booted with one that doesn't, or created on a platform missing support and later booted with
one that has. In any case I think it may confuse a user needlessly to see the database boot
successfully with his collation setting and later behave in a way he does not expect.
> Opinions voiced on the derby-dev list are that both database creation and boot should
fail if collation=TERRITORY_BASED and the selected locale is not supported.
> If a change like this is implemented, the collationtests should be changed to verify
correct behavior also if they are executed in an environment were some of the tested locales
are not supported.

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