help: OSGi ClassLoader and ressources

CHAFIK Wassime <>
Thu, 24 Apr 2008 21:41:18 +0200
well first sorry for the english that you are about to read :-)
i'm actually trying to make OpenJPA as an OSGi bundle
first step:
make a big big jar containing all the packages the OpenJPA may need and
add them naturally to the bundle classpath (this may change later by
inflating this monolith into more flexible plugable smaller bundles)
second step:
write this ServiceFactory implementation
  * @(#)
  * @author
  * @version 1.00 2008/4/10
package jpa.impl;

import java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException;
import java.lang.reflect.Method;

import javax.persistence.EntityManagerFactory;
import javax.persistence.Persistence;

import org.osgi.framework.Bundle;
import org.osgi.framework.ServiceFactory;
import org.osgi.framework.ServiceRegistration;

public class JPAServiceFactory implements ServiceFactory {
     * Method getService
     * @param bundle
     * @param registration
     * @return
    public Object getService(Bundle bundle, ServiceRegistration registration) {
        URL[] url = new URL[1];
        url[0] = bundle.getResource("META-INF/persistence.xml");
        if (url[0] == null)
            throw new IllegalStateException(
                    "bundle "
                            + bundle.getBundleId()
                            + " called the JPAService, META-INF/persistence.xml not found");
        //make a ClassLoader able to :
        // 1-bootstrap JPA (all jars needed by OpenJPA)
        // 2-find META-INF/persistence.xml
        ClassLoader bundleCL = this.getClass().getClassLoader();
        URLClassLoader newCL = new URLClassLoader(url, bundleCL);
        //this print OK the ressource exist
        System.out.println("conf url from bundle:" + url[0]);
        Object result=null;
        try {
            Class persistence = newCL.loadClass("javax.persistence.Persistence");
            //WHY IS THIS printing null
            System.out.println("conf seen in bootstrap
            Method createFacory =
persistence.getDeclaredMethod("createEntityManagerFactory", new
            result = createFacory.invoke(null, new String[]{null});
        } catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        }catch (SecurityException e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        } catch (NoSuchMethodException e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        }catch (IllegalArgumentException e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        } catch (IllegalAccessException e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        } catch (InvocationTargetException e) {
            // TODO Auto-generated catch block
        return result;

     * Method ungetService
     * @param bundle
     * @param registration
     * @param service
    public void ungetService(Bundle bundle, ServiceRegistration registration,
            Object serv) {
        if (serv != null && ((EntityManagerFactory) serv).isOpen())
            ((EntityManagerFactory) serv).close();


here is the Activator

package jpa.impl;

import java.util.Hashtable;

import javax.persistence.EntityManagerFactory;

import org.osgi.framework.BundleActivator;
import org.osgi.framework.BundleContext;

public class Activator implements BundleActivator {

   /* (non-Javadoc)
    * @see
   public void start(BundleContext context) throws Exception {
      JPAServiceFactory factory = new JPAServiceFactory();
      Hashtable<String, String> properties = new Hashtable<String, String>();
      properties.put("impl", "OpenJPA");
      properties.put("vendor", "apache");
factory, properties);

   /* (non-Javadoc)
    * @see
   public void stop(BundleContext context) throws Exception {

even when i create a URLClassLoader (newCL) above the bundle ClassLoader
(aka the bootstraping ClassLoader) by adding the URL of
"META-INF/persistence.xml" (aka JPA configuration file)
newCL.getResource("META-INF/persistence.xml") still returns null ????
i can't bootstrap OpenJPA in this conditions :-(
reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally need some help here

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