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From David Jencks <>
Subject Re: Multiple servers sharing the same repo and config store
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2006 15:48:24 GMT

On Feb 12, 2006, at 9:17 AM, Vincent Massol wrote:

> Hi David and everyone,
> Any progress on this?

not yet, sorry.  it is pretty easy, but I am tied up in the configid  
branch right now.

david jencks

> Thanks
> -Vincent
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Jencks []
>> Sent: lundi 30 janvier 2006 08:23
>> To:
>> Subject: Multiple servers sharing the same repo and config store
>> Many people have talked on and off about how to set up multiple
>> servers sharing the same repository and config-store, but we haven't
>> arrived at an agreed on way to do it.  We have a prospective customer
>> for this feature (Vincent Massol with Cargo) so I'd like to move
>> beyond thinking about it in my head, discuss it, and have someone
>> implement it.  I believe any implementation will be more or less
>> trivial, the hard part is figuring out what to do.
>> I've only thought of ways to extend what we have now, rather than
>> restructure anything or add big new capabilities.  If someone sees a
>> better way, please speak up.
>> So, we have a ServerInfo gbean that knows where geronimo is located
>> and can resolve absolute locations for other components.  Then we
>> have things like the repository and config store gbeans that
>> typically are "located" outside the var dir and things like the
>> logging framework,  local attribute manager, derby, and tomcat, that
>> typically keep stuff in the var directory.
>> All or most of these start with the first configuration loaded so
>> they can't have any attributes overridden by config.xml: in fact this
>> file is read by one of the gbeans that we need to "relocate".
>> I've thought of two related solutions.  Both of them involve giving
>> ServerInfo knowledge of another path and another resolve method.
>> One would be something like "resolveVar" and would normally resolve
>> to geronimo_home/var.  This would involve all the gbeans currently
>> looking inside var having the "var" trimmed off the front of their
>> paths and using the new resolveVar method.  In this case we'd have
>> different servers represented as e.g.
>> var1
>> var2
>> var3
>> ...
>> The other would give ServerInfo something like resolveServer which
>> would normally resolve to geronimo_home.  The gbeans looking inside
>> var would keep their current paths and just call the new resolve
>> method instead of the old one.  In this case we'd have servers like
>> var
>> server1/var
>> server2/var
>> ...
>> In either case I think starting geronimo with a command line argument
>> pointing to the var directory is the only way to specify which server
>> you want to run; the default would presumably be as now "var".
>> Several people have suggested putting an additional config-store into
>> var for "private" use by a particular server.  At the moment I think
>> that providing a different config-store class that uses the new
>> resolve  method on server info would be the best way to do this.
>> I'm not attached to these ideas but this is as far as my thinking has
>> gone.  Please comment.
>> thanks
>> david jencks

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