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We have a Java app that happens to have the coherence jar in the path.

My application doesn't need it, so I'd like to pass some type of -D variable to the JVM to tell it to ignore coherence, or perhaps send it to a no-op cache / tangsol config file?

I've been on the Oracle site but haven't found this yet. I admit I don't know much about Coherence. Removing the jar from the app would be awkward at best, it'd be better to handle this through configuration.


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If you don't need the coherence stuff then remove it. Why would that be "awkward"? – a_horse_with_no_name Jun 28 '12 at 6:27
@a_horse_with_no_name a long story, but basically this process uses a few Coherence utility classes, POF for example, but talks to another service that is already talking to Coherence. After more experiments I tried rephrasing the question and posted here – Mark Bennett Aug 10 '12 at 16:48

It's funny that you should ask about this. There are other requests for the same (e.g. some sort of command line flag to "disable" Coherence), and I believe that it is planned for an upcoming release (either the currently-rolling-out 12.1.3 or the following release).

Is there anything in specific that you see Coherence "doing" that you're trying to avoid?

(Disclaimer: I work at Oracle, including on Oracle Coherence.)

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Wow, this was 2 years and 1 job ago, so I'm rusty on the pain that I was having. It was nested several levels deep so I couldn't easily remove it, and I think at that time there was some system-wide configuration that they were working on but that there was no published workaround for. This is one of things that a coherence guru could have either fixed the config or configured a workaround, but I knew very little about coherence. I just wanted to test my stuff locally, so didn't need it, didn't want it, but couldn't ignore its presence. – Mark Bennett Jun 5 '14 at 16:14

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