As part of an upgrade from JBoss 4.0.4 to 5.1, I am trying to get a WAR to deploy after an EAR is successfully deployed. JBoss 5.x does not support PrefixDeploymentSorter like 4.x did, which means that I have to use "depends" in the WAR's jboss-web.xml.
It seems I cannot depend on the EAR itself, so I pick the last deployed EJB instead. This EJB provides a JNDI entry that the WAR needs.
Here's the EJB as it deploys when the WAR is absent from the deploy directory:
2010-03-25 10:47:30,348 INFO [org.jboss.ejb3.session.SessionSpecContainer] (main) Starting jboss.j2ee:ear=my-ear.ear,jar=mypackage-ejb.jar,name=MyFacadeBean,service=EJB3 2010-03-25 10:47:30,350 INFO [org.jboss.ejb3.EJBContainer] (main) STARTED EJB: my.package.MyFacadeBean ejbName: MyFacadeBean 2010-03-25 10:47:30,371 INFO [org.jboss.ejb3.proxy.impl.jndiregistrar.JndiSessionRegistrarBase] (main) Binding the following Entries in Global JNDI: my/MyFacade/local - EJB3.x Default Local Business Interface my-ear/MyFacadeBean/local-my.package.MyFacade - EJB3.x Local Business Interface
And here's the depends snippet from jboss-web.xml:
My problem is: The WAR starts to deploy immediately after "STARTED EJB:", i.e. before MyFacadeBean is bound to JNDI, which causes bean deployments to fail:
2010-03-25 10:47:39,068 ERROR [my.facade.FacadeFactory] (main) MyFacade not bound 2010-03-25 10:47:39,069 ERROR [org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.[jboss.web].[my.host.no].[/]] (main) StandardWrapper.Throwable java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method) at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:164) at my.freemarker.servlet.FreemarkerController.setupPojoServiceFactory(FreemarkerController.java:621) [...] Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: javax.naming.NameNotFoundException: MyFacade not bound at my.facade.FacadeFactory.getFacade(FacadeFactory.java:61)
After the WAR has finished its deployment, MyFacade happily (mockingly?) continues its deployment and binds the JNDI entries.
If I hot-deploy the WAR after the EAR has deployed, everything works as intended.
I even thought of depending on a dummy EJB in the EAR, and using module-order: strict in jboss-app.xml to force it to load as the last module. But alas, JBoss 5.x does not support that either. Doh!
Is there a way to depend on the JNDI entry itself? Are there other ways of solving this?