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I have a simple question about stateful session EJBs. Since stateful session beans does not have a findByPrimaryKey method, I assume that we have to hold the reference to the remote interface somewhere in the session. Here is my implementation, could you please verify it's validity?
I use a servlet to connect to the home interface and do a create, store the remote interface pointer in the session when I get back. So whenever I need to reference that stateful session bean, the pointer will be retrieved by from the session, and call the bean. After I finish using the bean, I will just do a removeAttribute from the session object to remove that pointer; since there are no more reference to that remote interface, I assumed that the EJB container will do the garbage collection on its own.
Is this implementation correct? OR do I have to explicitly call the ejbRemove after I finish with the stateful session bean to notify the container for a remove operation?
Thank you very much.
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