Deploying to Glassfishv3 and Shared libs

I trying to bring a jruby application over to glassfishv3 and am a bit
confused on classloaders.

In Glassfish, when a jar is added to the domain/lib directory, that jar
is
on the classpath for applications on that domain. I was originally
expecting that I wouldn’t need to do a require for Jruby to access those
classes. However, it seems like I do. When I do a require, I think I’m
having a double loading problem. My situation: mylib points to log4j.
When
I tell jruby to require both mylib and log4j, i have casting problems
(it
appears that log4j is doubly loaded as a subclass fails to be cast to
the
base class). When I tell jruby only to load mylib (which depends on
log4j–which should be on classpath), I get a failure to link.

Clearly, I’m don’t have the right model for how classpaths/loaders work
in
Jruby and Glassfish. Can someone point me to a good overview?

Thanks,

Jacques

Currently running on java6u16/jruby1.4/glassfishv3ga

Did you place your libraries in domain_dir/lib/ or in domain_dir/lib/ext
?
How are you deploying in Glassfish? When you deploy a war file, you can
put your libraries in your rails_dir/lib and warbler will put them in
the WEB-INF/lib folder in the war file. These libs are automatically
loaded.

kind regards,
marco

Jacques schrieb:

as a subclass fails to be cast to the base class). When I tell jruby
Currently running on java6u16/jruby1.4/glassfishv3ga


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I placed the libraries in domain_dir/lib. It is my understanding that
ext
should be used only for libraries loaded before the glassfish
environment.
I’m using an exploded deployment to glassfish so the WEB_INF/lib
directory
is not involved.

Does jruby inherit the domain level classpath? FYI, I already have an
EE
app running on this domain which has no problems interacting with the
libraries in domain_dir/lib.

In Jruby, it is my understanding that a require command is only needed
if
the classes are not already on the classpath. Is this correct?

Thanks,
Jacques

Hi,

Jacques schrieb:

I placed the libraries in domain_dir/lib. It is my understanding that
ext should be used only for libraries loaded before the glassfish
environment. I’m using an exploded deployment to glassfish so the
WEB_INF/lib directory is not involved.
What is your way to deploy? The domain_dir/lib directory is global. An
application server with many apps will switch to per-app usage of
libraries.

Does jruby inherit the domain level classpath? FYI, I already have an
EE app running on this domain which has no problems interacting with
the libraries in domain_dir/lib.

In Jruby, it is my understanding that a require command is only needed
if the classes are not already on the classpath. Is this correct?
This is basically correct. The classes have to be imported like in Java.
This is not working for you?
Usually glassfish resolves libraries which are already loaded.

kind regards,
marco

you can put your libraries in your rails_dir/lib and warbler will
    am a bit confused on classloaders.
    classpath), I get a failure to link.

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Hi Jacques,

with the native deployment option (Ruby Container) in Glassfish v3 I had
similar problems.
Did you try building a war file with warbler?

I am very interested in a solution of this problem. I also contacted
Arun G., a guy which is involved in the development of glassfish, but
I didn’t get an answer yet.

Sorry, I have no hints any more…

kind regards,
marco

Jacques schrieb:

generated app.
require libdir+“slf4j-api-1.5.8”

  1. Include all required references using fully qualified filename.

    Jacques schrieb:

    Java. This is not working for you?
    On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 11:14 PM, Marco D. <[email protected]
    automatically loaded.
    In Glassfish, when a jar is added to the domain/lib
    tell jruby to require both mylib and log4j, i have casting


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On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Jacques [email protected] wrote:

I placed the libraries in domain_dir/lib. Â It is my understanding that ext
should be used only for libraries loaded before the glassfish environment.
 I’m using an exploded deployment to glassfish so the WEB_INF/lib directory
is not involved.
Does jruby inherit the domain level classpath? Â FYI, I already have an EE
app running on this domain which has no problems interacting with the
libraries in domain_dir/lib.

My guess would be that the “embedded” deploy of GF V3 is not
propagating the domain_dir/lib libraries to the deployed JRuby
application, since you can’t see any of those classes from within your
jruby app. It’s not really anything JRuby is doing special; we just
have an additional URLClassLoader to which we add require’d jar files,
and then we do all our lookups through that classloader. Ideally, it
would pick up the libraries from domain_dir/lib even if you
re-required them.

If you’re having a problem with a base class not matching, I’m
guessing that while GF is not providing the libraries in
domain_dir/lib to JRuby, it’s still providing some objects using those
libraries, and so you have multiple log4j objects floating around. Can
you provide more information here, like the exceptions you’re getting,
and perhaps a simple application that shows the problem?

This seems more like a GF issue, but hopefully talking through it here
will help get a simple case for them to fix.

In Jruby, it is my understanding that a require command is only needed if
the classes are not already on the classpath. Â Is this correct?

Correct.

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I built an example of the problem here:
http://whsaddins.com/jruby/railsproblem.zip

http://whsaddins.com/jruby/railsproblem.zipI’m not using the embedded
GF
install like Marco, but rather a full GF install.

You can see my original post here:
http://markmail.org/message/rijm3cjnrysj4tab which gives the behaviors.

Basically, the Jruby classloader doesn’t see the libs even though my
other
(non jruby) gf apps see the libs just fine.

Thanks for taking a look at this,
Jacques

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 9:53 AM, Charles Oliver N.

I built a very simple example to show the problem. The example has the
following construction:

a. Four library jars for deployment to the domain_dir/lib directory.
“examplelogger.jar” is the one I want to be able to call directly from
Jruby.
b. A simple rails application. So that the error is easiest to see, the
rails application utilizes environment.rb file to work with example
logger.
The current state has us requiring all four required libraries. This
is
the only change from a stock rails generated app.
c. I’ve also included the java source in an eclipse project.

You can find the example at: http://whsaddins.com/jruby/railsproblem.zip

The pertinent code are the following lines:

require ‘java’
libdir = “C:/glassfishv3/glassfish/domains/domain1/lib/”
require libdir+“log4j-1.2.15”
require libdir+“slf4j-log4j12-1.5.8”
require libdir+“slf4j-api-1.5.8”
require libdir+“examplelogger”
ET = Java::ComExampleJrubydoubleload::ExampleTool

I’m deploying to Glassfish v3 using the exploded/native deployment
option.
Java 6u16/Jruby 1.4.0. To deploy I’m using the simple deployment
command
“asadmin deploy --properties jruby.rackEnv=development .” in the base
rails
directory.

The outcomes I receive for various configurations are as follows. Which
is
the right format or are they all wrong?

  1. Include no require lines for specific jars. (My original expected
    approach given that I expected that jars to be on the classpath.)
    Outcome:
    “C:/var/apps/jruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/shared/builtin/javasupport/java.rb:45:in
    `const_missing’: cannot load Java class”

  2. Include only primary jar using fully qualified filename. Outcome:
    “C:/var/apps/jruby/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in
    `require’: IO error”

  3. Include all required references using fully qualified filename.
    Outcome:
    “java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.log4j.net.SocketAppender
    cannot be
    cast to org.apache.log4j.Appender”. This is surely a classloader issue
    since
    SocketAppender is a subclass fo Appender.

So what am I doing wrong here?

Thanks,
Jacques

I built an example of the problem here:
http://whsaddins.com/jruby/railsproblem.zip

http://whsaddins.com/jruby/railsproblem.zipI’m not using the embedded
GF
install like Marco, but rather a full GF install.

You can see my original post here:
http://markmail.org/message/rijm3cjnrysj4tab which gives the behaviors.

Basically, the Jruby classloader doesn’t see the libs even though my
other
(non jruby) gf apps see the libs just fine.

Thanks for taking a look at this,
Jacques

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 9:53 AM, Charles Oliver N.

I am deploying using a directory as opposed to a war file. (What you
call
embedded.)

The reason I said before that I wasn’t using embedded is because
Glassfish
can also be run in Embedded mode (which is where it can run inside
another
java application – https://embedded-glassfish.dev.java.net/) I believe
what you are calling embedded is what the Glassfish team calls “jruby
native
deployment”. But I can see how you would consider that “embedded”.

Whatever the word, yes, the directory based deployment (where I’m not
using
a packaged war) is where this problem occurs.

Thanks,
Jacques

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:05 PM, Charles Oliver N.

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Jacques [email protected] wrote:

I built an example of the problem
here:Â http://whsaddins.com/jruby/railsproblem.zip
I’m not using the embedded GF install like Marco, but rather a full GF
install.

By this do you mean you’re deploying as a WAR file, or using asadmin
to deploy a Rails directory directly? The latter is what I mean by
“embedded”…i.e. any deployment into a full GF server that doesn’t
use a WAR file is the embedded deploy. There’s also the separate GF
gem, which is yet another deployment option.

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I’m using directory (exploded) deployment across the board and it works
fine
for other exploded wars, jars, etc.

I have the same feeling that this is a GF bug. Do you have a contact
over
there that could confirm?

Thanks,
Jacques

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Charles Oliver N.

The folks I know that are familiar with the directory deployment for
JRuby are Vivek P. (no longer with Sun/Oracle), Jacob K. (no
longer with Sun/Oracle) and Arun G. (evangelist…may or may not be
able to help directly).

Now, if you’re familiar with Java code, it’s probably something you
might be able to investigate yourself. It took some poking around, but
here’s one page with instructions on building GF:

http://wiki.glassfish.java.net/Wiki.jsp?page=V3FullBuildInstructions

I was able to check GF out from SVN, but I had to log in; I’m not sure
whether that simply means you need a java.net ID, or whether you need
specific access to their repository (I think I was added as a
committer at one point).

Let me know if you’re able to get in and maybe we can find the problem
together.

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 4:36 PM, Jacques [email protected] wrote:

Whatever the word, yes, the directory based deployment (where I’m not
it’s not launching it under the proper classloader structure to see


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Actually it looks like the important bit is in here:

https://svn.dev.java.net/svn/glassfish-scripting/trunk

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I have the same feeling that this is a GF bug. Â Do you have a contact over

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On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Jacques [email protected] wrote:

Whatever the word, yes, the directory based deployment (where I’m not using
a packaged war) is where this problem occurs.

Ok, that helps :slight_smile:

So you said your other non-JRuby apps can see those libraries. Are
they also being directory-deployed? Are that WAR-like (i.e. directory
deploys of something with a WEB-INF + web.xml)?

This still feels like a bug in GF directory deploy for JRuby, like
it’s not launching it under the proper classloader structure to see
those libraries.

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Under the glassfish-scripting project…

grizzly/jruby/src/main/java/com/sun/grizzly/jruby/rack/JRubyRuntime.java

line 74:

    iconfig.setLoader(JRubyRuntime.class.getClassLoader());

Given that JRubyRuntime is probably being loaded from the base
server–a classloader almost certainly lower than the user-provided
libraries–this seems incorrect. We use the classloader set into the
config as the base for the JRubyClassLoader which we use to find Java
libraries. If this were set to a higher-level classloader, we’d
probably be able to see the libraries you’re looking for.

Just a quick theory from my 5-minute investigation.

A couple other resources come to mind: Takai Naoto, who originally
wrote the Grizzly-JRuby support, Jerome Dochez, whose name is all over
the scripting stuff, and of course there’s the GF mailing lists.

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wrote:

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Thanks for the help. I’ll take a look at the code.

Now the big question is whether to start playing in gf code or use an
entirely different approach.

Thanks again,
Jacques

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 8:16 PM, Charles Oliver N.

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