Java/J2EE interview questions: - Mention singleton in a clustered environment?

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In clustering there are multiple J2EE containers running on multiple JVM'S as a Result maintaining singleton is possible with following steps


1) RMI singleton object is created on only one container


2) Stubs of the same are registered in the cluster by adding the same in JNDI Name tree, thus making itself available to entire cluster


The disadvantage of the above approach as follows:


1) In case the singleton has not been created then the container created one Adds the same to JNDI. If 2 container creates singletons simultaneously then there will be a problem


2) The above problem can be solved by delegating the responsibility of creating the singleton to a single container but will cause problem in case the container in consideration fails


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