Bug 36020

Summary: Patch for Enhancement of MemoryUserDatabase
Product: Tomcat 5 Reporter: Rainer Jung <rainer.jung>
Component: CatalinaAssignee: Tomcat Developers Mailing List <dev>
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: P2    
Version: 5.5.10   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Attachments: readonly MemoryUserDatabase and warning instead of exception

Description Rainer Jung 2005-08-04 11:39:33 UTC
As discussed on tomcat-dev I contribute a patch for MemoryUserDatabase that:

1) Logs a warning, if the persistance directory is not writeable (instead of an
ugly Exception)
2) Implements an additional attribute "readonly" (default: false) that one can
use to not get the warning in cases, where it's clear, that the directory is not

The patch does not include a changelog-Patch, because that changes too often.
CVS Head and 5.5.10 is the same for all files with changes.

The Warn message is only contained in the english LocalString.properties. Anyone
who could do es/fr/ja ?

I think, at the moment there is no documentation for Userdatabase, so no place
to add "readonly" information. If I'm wrong, please correct me.

I'll try to add the readonly info to admin too (later).

Last question: the close() for the MemoryUserDatabase is never called,
especially not during shutdown of tomcat. Anyone with a good hint, where to look
for adding a hook to close MemoryUserDatabase during tomcat shutdown?
Comment 1 Rainer Jung 2005-08-04 11:40:38 UTC
Created attachment 15885 [details]
readonly MemoryUserDatabase and warning instead of exception
Comment 2 Remy Maucherat 2005-08-04 15:14:28 UTC
I applied the patch, but I changed "persistable" -> "writeable". Thanks.