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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: Singleton across multiple contexts
Date Sun, 15 Jun 2003 16:38:27 GMT
Look in the archives and search for past Singleton discussions.

Otherwise ...
- EJB (???)
- Use a custom JNDI Factory (see tomcat jndi docs)


Antonio Fiol BonnĂ­n wrote:
> Hello,
> This question is probably not specific to Tomcat, but a Tomcat-specific 
> answer could well suit my needs.
> I have an application which I have split in several different contexts. 
> I have done so, to allow different kinds of access to the app, depending 
> on the web server the requests are coming from.
> However, I need a common unique component that "ties" all the contexts 
> together.
> There must be a *single* instance of this component, otherwise 
> inconsistencies or duplicate work might arise. OTOH, it must be 
> accessible from all the contexts.
> Calls to this component are very simple (calls to void methods) but 
> moderately frequent.
> I have thought of several possibilities:
> - Extract the component into a separate JVM, and connect to it via socket.
> - Extract the component into another context, and connect to it via HTTP.
> --- I like none of those.
> - Create the instance from the first context needing it, and making it 
> available to all of them.
> --- I like this best, but I have no idea of how to do that.
> Yours sincerely,
> Antonio Fiol

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