directory-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: Directory startup : what needs to be done...
Date Wed, 09 Sep 2009 02:20:03 GMT
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 2:05 AM, Emmanuel Lecharny <>wrote:

> Hi,
> 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 SchemaPartition does not need a workingDirectory property necessarily.
Just add the workingDirectory property to the LdifPartition or whatever is
wrapped by the SchemaPartition.

> 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.
Question is do we make the SchemaPartition unzip the schema files (only done
for LdifPartition at this point) or do we have the Partition which is
wrapped handle this?  The OraclePartition if used as the wrapped Partition
will not need this I think.

> Questions :
> 1) how do we set the working directory ?

Set it programmatically on the LdifPartition.

> 2) when do we set it, assuming that it may be a part of the configuration ?

After instantiation of the LdifPartition, then call
SchemaPartition.setWrappedPartition( ldifPartition) so the SchemaPartition
has the reference to the LdifPartition.

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 ?
That's because tests default to setting the workingDirectory property of the
DS to this server-work directory.  When they do that the Partitions have a
base to create their own work directories for their data.

Alex Karasulu
My Blog ::
Apache Directory Server ::
Apache MINA ::

View raw message