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From "Patrick Linskey" <plins...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Non-enhancement of Entities (OPENJPA-293) questions
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2007 23:31:05 GMT
> Hmmm... I don't think I like this.  Even if the container enhancement of the
> Entities would override the automatic PC proxies, the automatic PC would
> just be extra overhead that would not be required.  I would think that we
> would not want this automatic PC feature to be in effect when we are running
> with the container managed environment.  Am I missing something that would
> make this extra processing desirable?

Not that I know of, no.

FWIW, note that it's only a cost at BrokerFactory construction time.

-Patrick

On 7/31/07, Kevin Sutter <kwsutter@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Patrick.  More comments below...
>
> > 1)  How does this automatic persistence-capable feature mesh with the
>
> > > automatic container enhancement of Entities?  That is, I would hope that
> > if
> > > an application server (ie. Container) is in the picture, then this new
> > > automatic persistence-capable feature stays dormant.
> >
> > Currently, the automatic PC work will happen first in a Java EE 5
> > environment.
>
>
> Hmmm... I don't think I like this.  Even if the container enhancement of the
> Entities would override the automatic PC proxies, the automatic PC would
> just be extra overhead that would not be required.  I would think that we
> would not want this automatic PC feature to be in effect when we are running
> with the container managed environment.  Am I missing something that would
> make this extra processing desirable?
>
> > I wouldn't want to
> > > attempt to mix these two environments.  If the container misses the
> > > enhancement of an Entity (due to a bug or something), I wouldn't want
> > this
> > > new feature to kick in and possibly confuse the runtime environment of
> > the
> > > container and the associated OpenJPA runtime.
> >
> > I didn't put any code in place that disables this hybrid mode. It's
> > definitely doable, though.
>
>
> Okay.  Might need that per my earlier comment.
>
> > 2)  Is there a means to turn off this new feature?  For example, suppose I
> > > have an existing OpenJPA environment where I am either statically or
> > > dynamically enhancing the Entities and I'm happy with this setup.  But,
> > then
> > > I upgrade to a new version of OpenJPA with this new automatic
> > > persistence-capable feature and I start to get difficult-to-diagnose
> > > problems because some of my classes were pre-enhanced while others used
> > this
> > > new feature.  I would like the ability to turn off this new feature if I
> > > wish to run solely with the enhancement mechanism.
> >
> > I can't think of any environment in which only enhancing some classes
> > would cause a problem. However, yes, the feature can be turned off, by
> > specifying a javaagent with the flags set appropriately.
> >
> > We could add a configuration option that would influence both this and
> > your point #1.
>
>
> Sounds good.  I think we need this to be configurable.
>
> > 3)  To that end, I would assume that this new automatic
> > persistence-capable
> > > feature is the default action since we want the out-of-the-box
> > experience to
> > > be as easy as possible.
> >
> > Yes, it's the default. The QoS that you get depends on the version of
> > Java that you're running; things will work better in Java SE 6, or in
> > Java SE 5 + a javaagent setting.
>
>
> Sounds good.
>
> > 4)  What are we going to call this new automatic persistence-capable
> > > feature?  :-)  I think we were just getting our users (existing and
> > > potential) used to the "enhancement" concept and now we're throwing in a
> > new
> > > wrinkle.  Maybe you've already nicknamed the support.  I just couldn't
> > find
> > > a reference to it.
> >
> > I haven't come up with a name, but I'm not convinced that we need one
> > in the long term. Instead, we need to change our docs etc. to make it
> > clear that enhancement is optional. (I've done some work to that end
> > already.) I'm open to suggestions, though.
>
>
> You're right.  It's the lack of the enhancement step that is the feature.  I
> guess I was thinking more along the lines of what we were going to call it
> internally.  Maybe we just coined it "automatic pc"...  :-)
>
> Thanks for your quick reply!
> Kevin
>
> -Patrick
> >
> > On 7/31/07, Kevin Sutter <kwsutter@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Patrick,
> > > I haven't had the time to study all of your proposed changes for
> > OPENJPA-293
> > > and the related Issues, but I was wondering if you could enlighten my on
> > a
> > > couple of topics...
> > >
> > > 1)  How does this automatic persistence-capable feature mesh with the
> > > automatic container enhancement of Entities?  That is, I would hope that
> > if
> > > an application server (ie. Container) is in the picture, then this new
> > > automatic persistence-capable feature stays dormant.  I wouldn't want to
> > > attempt to mix these two environments.  If the container misses the
> > > enhancement of an Entity (due to a bug or something), I wouldn't want
> > this
> > > new feature to kick in and possibly confuse the runtime environment of
> > the
> > > container and the associated OpenJPA runtime.
> > >
> > > 2)  Is there a means to turn off this new feature?  For example, suppose
> > I
> > > have an existing OpenJPA environment where I am either statically or
> > > dynamically enhancing the Entities and I'm happy with this setup.  But,
> > then
> > > I upgrade to a new version of OpenJPA with this new automatic
> > > persistence-capable feature and I start to get difficult-to-diagnose
> > > problems because some of my classes were pre-enhanced while others used
> > this
> > > new feature.  I would like the ability to turn off this new feature if I
> > > wish to run solely with the enhancement mechanism.
> > >
> > > 3)  To that end, I would assume that this new automatic
> > persistence-capable
> > > feature is the default action since we want the out-of-the-box
> > experience to
> > > be as easy as possible.
> > >
> > > 4)  What are we going to call this new automatic persistence-capable
> > > feature?  :-)  I think we were just getting our users (existing and
> > > potential) used to the "enhancement" concept and now we're throwing in a
> > new
> > > wrinkle.  Maybe you've already nicknamed the support.  I just couldn't
> > find
> > > a reference to it.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Kevin
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Patrick Linskey
> > 202 669 5907
> >
>


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Patrick Linskey
202 669 5907

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