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From Emmanuel Lecharny <>
Subject Directory startup : what needs to be done...
Date Tue, 08 Sep 2009 23:05:06 GMT

I was working on the DirectoryService startup process yesturday. This is 
called by the DirectoryServiceFactory, and when you launch the 
integration tests, you get a NPE.

The reason we get it is because at some point, we don't have a working 
directory to look at for the schema.

In order to fix this, we just have to inject the SchemaPartition working 
directory, and we will be set. The question is now to determinate how we 
will inject this property.

The schema partition is initialized only once : if its working directory 
is empty. In this case, we extract all the existing schema files from a 
jar, into a directory. Otherwise, we just read this directory, and load 
the registries. The problem is that we must have a pointer to this 
working directory, and we don't have any atm.

Questions :
1) how do we set the working directory ?
2) when do we set it, assuming that it may be a part of the configuration ?
3) shouldn't it be a static definition ?

Right now, all the partitions are stored into the DirectoryService 
working directory (default to 'server-work'), under a subdirectory using 
the partition Id (ie, "schema" here for the schema partition). That 
sounds good to me atm.

wdyt ?

cordialement, regards,
Emmanuel L├ęcharny

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