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From "Jarek Gawor" <>
Subject Re: @Resource.mappedName processing
Date Fri, 26 Oct 2007 18:16:25 GMT
On 10/24/07, David Jencks <> wrote:
> On Oct 23, 2007, at 9:50 PM, Jarek Gawor wrote:
> > Some questions on @Resource.mappedName processing. When an ejb is
> > deployed that has some @Resource annotated fields, OpenEJB will
> > process them and create the appropriate resource-ref entires in the DD
> > and pass it to Geronimo. But before the DD is passed into Geronimo the
> > mappedName attributes of the entires are cleared (see
> > EjbModuleBuilder.unmapReferences()). Why is that cleared? Is it
> > because they are internally resolved to something OpenEJB specific?
> > After the OpenEJB updated DD is passed to Geronimo, the Geronimo's
> > Resource annotation processor kicks in and it now tries to process the
> > annotation. But since the annotation is already in the DD, the DD
> > entry is pretty much ignored. So the end result is that the mappedName
> > attribute of the annotation never ends up in the DD. It's probably not
> > a big deal now since AFAIK we don't use mappedName much but could
> > become an issue in the future.
> > So should we modify Geronimo's annotation processor to update the
> > mappedName attribute of the DD entry? If not, how else should we
> > handle this?
> If you want to modify the annotation processor to copy the mappedName
> into the xml that's fine with me but I'm not sure exactly what the
> point is since we don't use it for anything.  If you want to suggest
> semantics for the mappedName we can certainly talk about that.

Right, ok. Maybe I'll just file an issue in jira to record this and
leave the code as is.


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