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Hi ! I am following SCBCD- exam study Kit. In MDB chapter- review question no.8
Which of the following are true statements about an MDB associated with a Queue ? a) Only one instance from the pool of an MDB type can process a message at a given time. b) Multiple instances from the pool of an MDB type can process messages at the same time. c) One instance can handle only one message at a time. d) A message will go to only one bean instance.
Paul,you have given nice explanation for this answer . As a amateur in MDB, i can't get it. Can you please explain this with some example.
I think the answer is ACD I don't agree with B. multiple instances of an MBD type should not get the msg. The expannation for this can be illustrated by this example. Let is say we have a msg on receipt on it we need to update a db.So if we have tied it to a queue so only one instance of that msg bean from the pool should get it and act upon it, in this case updating the dtabase. Secondly if you are associating with a topic. then there are multiple msgbeans type listening. So only one instance of each type will act upon the mss eg. 1 instance from MsgBeanType1 its home MSgBeanType1Home and 1 instance from MsgBeanType2 its home being MsgBeanType2Home.
The EJB container is multithreaded. For pooled beans, each request (or message if we are talking about MDBs) is typically run in a separate thread. Multiple messages will be processed concurrently by pulling the necessary number of beans from the pool. So, B is correct.
a) Only one instance from the pool of an MDB type can process a message at a given time. b) Multiple instances from the pool of an MDB type can process messages at the same time.
B.. is okay, because, if 2 messages are received, then 2 mdbs will handle it. Remember that there can be more than one source of message. So for example, at an instant, 2 messages for same MDB type can arrive, and so 2 MDBs will handle it.
A.. is wrong as it is stating a general statement that, "in the entire pool, at any instant, at most, one and only 1 MDB is actively processing something". This is wrong as there can be 2 MDBs from the same pool that are active at a certain moment.
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