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From David Blevins <>
Subject Re: GBean Last Startup
Date Wed, 27 Apr 2005 04:06:37 GMT
On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 11:16:16PM -0400, Mark wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a need to start Geronimo as the root user under Solaris and then 
> once itís started switch the effective user of the process to a user 
> with fewer privileges. Part of the requirement is to allow Geronimo to 
> startup using ports lower than 1024. Once all the server sockets have 
> been created the process user can be switched.
> Does the Geronimo kernel have the ability to load a GBean last? I am 
> thinking that I could create a GBean to perform the user switch. If this 
> GBean was started last, then I would know that Tomcat, Jetty, OpenEJB 
> and other server services would have already initialized their server 
> sockets.
> Alternatively, I could create a GBean that has a collection or reference 
> to other network service GBeans. Once I get this reference, I know the 
> kernel has loaded the GBeans, but I may not know their status (started, 
> stopped or waiting). Iíve noticed that in GBeanInstance, there is a 
> magic attribute to get a GBeans state.
> Sound possible or am I way off here?

You could take the code from the maven-geronimo-plugin and expand off
the waitForStarted goal which is basically just code that blocks till the
configuration you are waiting for starts.


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