Loading
Java Persistence API (JPA) Extensions Reference for EclipseLink, Release 2.4
  Go To Table Of Contents
Contents
 Search
Other Searches
 PDF
PDF
Comments
Comments


persistence-context.reference-mode

Use eclipselink.persistence-context.reference-mode to specify if hard or soft (that is, weak) references are used within the Persistence Context.


Values

Table 5-80 describes this persistence property's values.

Table 5-80 Valid Values for persistence-context.reference-mode

Value Description

hard

(Default) EclipseLink references all objects through hard references. These objects will not be available for garbage collection until the referencing artifact (such as the persistence context or unit of work) is released/cleared or closed.

weak

References to objects supporting active attribute change tracking (see "@ChangeTracking") will be held by weak references. That is, any object no longer referenced directly or indirectly will be available for garbage collection. When a change is made to a change-tracked object, that object is moved to a hard reference and will not be available for garbage collection until flushed.

Note: Any changes that have not been flushed in these entities will be lost.

New and removed objects, as well as objects that do not support active attribute change tracking, will also be held by hard references and will not be available for garbage collection.

force_weak

All objects, including non-change-tracked objects, are to be held by weak references. When a change is made to a change-tracked object (see "@ChangeTracking"), that object is moved to a hard reference and will not be available for garbage collection until flushed. However, any objects that do not support active attribute change tracking may be garbage collected before their changes are flushed to a database, which can potentially result in a loss of changes.

New and removed objects will be held by hard references and will not be available for garbage collection.



Usage

The property set in persistence.xml or passed to createEntityManagerFactory affects all EntityManagers created by the factory. To apply the property to specific EntityManagers pass it to createEntityManager method.


Examples

Example 5-79 shows how to use this property in a persistence.xml file.

Example 5-79 Using persistence-context.reference-mode in persistence.xml

<property name="eclipselink.persistence-context.reference-mode" value="FORCE_WEAK"/>

Example 5-79 shows how to use this property in a property map.

Example 5-80 Using persistence-context.reference-mode in Property Map

import org.eclipse.persistence.config.PersistenceUnitProperties;
propertiesMap.put(PersistenceUnitProperties.PERSISTENCE_CONTEXT_REFERENCE_MODE, ReferenceMode.FORCE_WEAK);


See Also

For more information, see:

Comments powered by Disqus