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From Joe Bohn <>
Subject Re: What does this do?
Date Wed, 30 Aug 2006 13:29:23 GMT

These are just overrides to the attributes when the gbeans are started 
in the assembly.

I can't speak to the particulars of these attributes ... but one reason 
  that attributes are sometimes specified in the assembly config.xml 
even if the values are the same as the configuration is to make them 
visible to the end user so that they can be easily modified in the 


Rick McGuire wrote:
> Just when I think I have a complete handle on how GBeans work, someone 
> throws me a curve ball.  In the process of reworking how the CORBA 
> objects are configured, I found the following in jetty config (and 
> repeated in the tomcat config):
>    <module 
> name="org.apache.geronimo.configs/j2ee-corba/${pom.version}/car" 
> load="false">
>        <gbean name="NameServer">
>            <attribute name="dbDir">var/cosnaming.db</attribute>
>            <attribute name="port">${PlanCOSNamingPort}</attribute>
>        </gbean>
>        <gbean name="Server">
>            <attribute name="args">-ORBInitRef, 
> NameService=corbaloc::${PlanCOSNamingHost}:${PlanCOSNamingPort}/NameService</attribute>

>        </gbean>
>        <gbean name="UnprotectedServer">
>            <attribute name="args">-ORBInitRef, 
> NameService=corbaloc::${PlanCOSNamingHost}:${PlanCOSNamingPort}/NameService</attribute>

>        </gbean>
>    </module>
> I missed this earlier because there's no GBean class name, so my 
> searches for CorbaBean didn't turn anything up.  Are these lines just a 
> modification for an existing GBean located somewhere else in the 
> configuration?  Does this just modify attributes of the GBean before it 
> is started, or does this create a copy of the referenced GBean with the 
> new attributes merged in?  I'm not even sure why these lines are here.  
> The values being set are the same as the original configuration.  Is 
> there some other side effect involved?
> Rick

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