There have been several posts recently asking how one might plug a CORBA servant into JBoss as a method to wrap EJB calls behind customized IDL or to just utilize extant servants "as is". Given this interest, it seems like writing an MBean that could load/manage any CORBA servant class would be a good idea, and I would like to contribute such a bean.
Here are some quick thoughts about functionality:
* This MBean would depend on at least the CorbaORB MBean.
* The servant after being activated, could be registered with the CORBA naming service provided by JBoss via the CORBANaming MBean (and a third party one as well).
* Since MBeans have a definate lifecycle, it might be a good idea for this MBean to really represent a named POA, since the MBean lifecycle could be mapped to a POA lifecycle. This would also allow for the configuration of the POA's policies and the inclusion of a POAManager if need be.
Is this a worthwhile effort? Is this something that could be a part of JBoss, or would this be better served as a "thirdparty" MBean (the contributed MBeans wiki)? Is there any other functionality that might be useful to have?
I tried that, got the JBoss (4.3) default Orb with
ObjectName ORB_NAME = ObjectNameFactory.create("jboss:service=CorbaORB");
ORB orb = (ORB)server.getAttribute(ORB_NAME, "ORB");
narrowed the POA, and added a servant, output its IOR to stdout, ran a client using this IOR, worked fine.
Next I wanted to put the servant into nameservice. I tried to access the nameservice with
ObjectName CN_NAME = ObjectNameFactory.create("jboss:service=CorbaNaming");
Object n = server.getAttribute(CN_NAME, "CorbaNaming");
This fails with
javax.management.AttributeNotFoundException: not found: CorbaNaming
I got a dependeny to
Anybody got an idea how to get the nameservice?