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InitialContext and Passivation

 
Sandeep Prabhakar
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Hey Ranchers,
Will the container be able to restore an instance variable that was previously stored with java.naming.InitialContext after passivation-activation?

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Sandeep
 
Balaji Anand
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yes
 
Sandeep Prabhakar
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Hey,
Can you explain me how? The InitialContext does not implement the Serializable Interface and the specs mentions only about SessionContext.

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Sandeep
 
Shanmugam Karthikeyan
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Hi,

It is not required for a class to definetly implement java.io.Serializable interface in order to get passivated.

According to the spec it is a container's responsiblity to retain the
state of context during the passivation stage.The container is free to
select any technics.

Hope this answer helps you.
 
Nishant Verma
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Sandeep

It is responsibility of the Container to restore the following during ejbPassivate / ejbActivate mechanism. Container is free to use any technique : (In case u have not patented them

Ref to home and component interfaces, a ref to session context, jndi, user transaction, resource manager connection factory reference.

Do take a look @ object substitution features of the Java Serialization protocol. This states how to serialize an object even though it does not implement java.io.Serializable.

Cheers
Nishant
 
Sandeep Prabhakar
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Hey Ranchers,
Thanks for you help. I guess I now understand passivation better .
Nishant, regarding patenting, I will for sure inform you when I plan to have one .

Cheers,
Sandeep
 
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