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From "Milosz Tylenda (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (OPENJPA-952) Utilize Sun JDK's Attach API to dynamically load the OpenJPA enhancer agent
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2009 08:24:13 GMT

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Milosz Tylenda commented on OPENJPA-952:
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Don't we have some of this functionality already in the InstrumentationFactory class? If so,
we could try to reuse it.


> Utilize Sun JDK's Attach API to dynamically load the OpenJPA enhancer agent
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: OPENJPA-952
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OPENJPA-952
>             Project: OpenJPA
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: kernel
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
>         Environment: Sun 1.6 JDK. 
> Note: The Attach API is ONLY a part of the JDK, not the SDK.
>            Reporter: Rick Curtis
>         Attachments: OPENJPA-952.patch, OPENJPA-952.patch
>
>
> When running in a JSE environment, OpenJPA could use the Attach API to dynamically load
the enhancer agent at runtime. Dynamically loading the enhancer means that an OpenJPA developer
doesn't need to configure a -javaagent. Doing this would dramatically improve the out of box
performance, and also improve the ease of use. 
> This improvement has the following caveats:
> 1.) This API is ONLY a part of the 1.6 JDK.
> 2.) This API is supported by only the Sun JDK.
> 3.) If the agent is loaded from the earliest OpenJPA code, the agent will be laoded when
creating an EntityManager in the EntityManagerFactoryImpl. If an Entity class is loaded by
the JVM before the enhancer agent is loaded, that class' byte code will not be enhanced. 
> Attach API - http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/attach/index.html

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