how to call gen_server with JInterface

patrick <>
Mon Mar 22 16:38:41 CET 2010

Is it possible to access a gen_server with JInterface?

Here's an excerpt of my (global) gen_server:


start() ->
   gen_server:start_link({global, ?MODULE}, ?MODULE, [], []).

register({Pid, Mbx, Node}) ->
   gen_server:call({global, ?MODULE}, {register, Pid, Mbx, Node}).

handle_call({register, Pid, Mbx, Node}, _From, Tab) ->
   Reply = ets:insert(Tab, {Pid, Mbx, Node}),
   {reply, Reply, Tab}.

%% snipp

... and here's the java snippet which (obviously) doesn't work

OtpNode otpNode = new OtpNode("", "ourCookie");
OtpMbox myMbox = otpNode.createMbox("myMbox");

OtpErlangObject[] o = new OtpErlangObject[4];
o[0] = new OtpErlangAtom("register");
o[1] = myMbox.self();
o[2] = new OtpErlangString("a string");
o[3] = new OtpErlangString("another");
OtpErlangTuple tuple = new OtpErlangTuple(o);
myMbox.send("sys_man", "", tuple);

thank you for any hints regarding (global/local) gen_server and JInterface.


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