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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: how to disable toplink?
Date Wed, 22 Nov 2006 19:35:32 GMT
I looked at the code in  
javax.persistence.Persistence.createEntityManagerFactory and it  
iterates the META-INF/services/ 
javax.persistence.spi.PersistenceProvider using the context class  

So, first assumption: you are using the  
Persistence.createEntityManagerFactory method in your servlet init  
method to locate the EMF.

The issue with this is in Persistence. The results of finding the  
services the very first time is cached in a static variable. The only  
way I can see to make this work is to use your own version of  
Persistence that is also deployed in your WAR file. If you use the  
Persistence.class that is shared in the server, you can never see the  
provider in your WAR file. So you would have to use the non- 
delegating WAR file loader along with your own copy of the  
persistence.jar that contains Persistence.class.

If you use the server's JNDI lookup, or put the OpenJPA jar file into  
the server's shared library, you should be able to avoid this issue.


On Nov 22, 2006, at 10:58 AM, Patrick Linskey wrote:

> My read of the spec is that while this deployment isn't explicitly
> called out, it certainly is strongly implied, and at the very least an
> appserver should provide clear instructions for how to deploy OpenJPA
> for use in such an environment.
> -Patrick
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> BEA Systems, Inc.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Marc Prud'hommeaux [] On
>> Behalf Of Marc Prud'hommeaux
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 11:25 PM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: how to disable toplink?
>> Roger-
>> What happens if you put the OpenJPA jars and dependencies in the
>> system classpath of the container? Does it work then?
>> If so, then that might be the only solution, currently. IIRC, the
>> spec doesn't say anything about allowing JPA implementations
>> themselves to be bundled into WARs or EARs, so there might no be any
>> generic way to do so (which isn't to say that it's impossible; it
>> might just require some container-specific glue to make it work).
>> On Nov 21, 2006, at 11:59 PM, roger.keays wrote:
>>> Is anybody aware of an effective way to ensure that the openjpa jars
>>> distributed in a WAR are used for the persistence
>> implementation? I
>>> have
>>> tried
>>> <provider>org.apache.openjpa.persistence.PersistenceProviderImpl</
>>> provider>
>>> in persistence.xml, and
>> javax.persistence.spi.PersistenceProvider=org.apache.openjpa.p
>> ersisten
>>> ce.PersistenceProviderImpl
>>> in the emf properties map but neither appear to work. This problem
>>> occurs
>>> when deploying to Glassfish, oc4j and (to a lesser extent) Resin
>>> (resin
>>> provides a buggy ejb30.jar). It seems to be a classloading
>> problem,
>>> because
>>> these containers load the Persistence.class from their own lib
>>> instead of
>>> the webapp's. Since that class can't find openjpa, it just falls
>>> back to
>>> toplink. I had expected the webapp's classes to be loaded in
>>> preference to
>>> the containers though.
>>> Any suggestions?
>>> Roger
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Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
408 276-5638
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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