Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Developer's Guide

Specifying Methods to Be Checkpointed

If SFSB checkpointing is enabled, checkpointing generally occurs after any transaction involving the SFSB is completed, even if the transaction rolls back.

To specify additional optional checkpointing of SFSBs at the end of non-transactional business methods that cause important modifications to the bean’s state, use the checkpoint-at-end-of-method element within the ejb element in sun-ejb-jar.xml.

For example:

      <ejb availability-enabled="true">

For details, see checkpoint-at-end-of-method in Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server 2.1 Application Deployment Guide.

The non-transactional methods in the checkpoint-at-end-of-method element can be the following:

Any other methods mentioned in this list are ignored. At the end of invocation of each of these methods, the EJB container saves the state of the SFSB to persistent store.

Note –

If an SFSB does not participate in any transaction, and if none of its methods are explicitly specified in the checkpoint-at-end-of-method element, the bean’s state is not checkpointed at all even if availability-enabled="true" for this bean.

For better performance, specify a small subset of methods. The methods chosen should accomplish a significant amount of work in the context of the Java EE application or should result in some important modification to the bean’s state.