The Multi-Module Analysis feature enables you to analyze large Project structures comprising multiple Project modules. The analysis results obtained for each module are displayed in the application within an independent Project corresponding to the analyzed module; the relevant Projects are located under a single Product corresponding to the multi‑module structure.
This feature enables you to analyze the sub modules, referenced from a main module, by referencing parameters for the main module without being required to explicitly specify parameters for each of the 'sub' modules. It provides the user with a command that inspects the configuration for a specified multi-module and creates a setup file featuring the appPath and Project name references for the submodules reflecting the inspection. The resulting setup file is referenced within a WhiteSource Unified Agent command.
The following Unified Agent parameters must be set to True:
The following Unified Agent parameters must be set to False:
Running the Unified Agent with the '-analyzeMultiModule' Parameter
-analyzeMultiModule inspects the configuration for a specified multi-module and creates a setup file featuring application path (AppPath) references that reflect the inspection. A Unified Agent command with the following parameters is required to create the setup file for the multi-module definitions:
Instructs the command to inspect the structure of a specified multi-module (rather than run Effective Usage Analysis) and save the project name for each sub-module in a setup file
The argument text value specifies the path for the main module's pom (e.g., c:\test1)
Multi-module analysis can include exclusion rules to support automatic/default and manual exclusion of files that should not be considered by the Unified Agent as valid ‘appPath’ candidates.
This parameter enables users to specify patterns for file names that should not be analyzed.
The following example would exclude the two jar files: myapp-v8.1.0-internal.jar and myapp-v8.1.0.jar.original: java -jar wss-unified-agent.jar -d ./ -analyzeMultiModuleExclusions '**/*internal* **/original' -analyzeMultiModule multimodule.txt
When set to True, enables users to override an existing multi-module setup file when running the first step of the multi-module WhiteSource Prioritize (default is False).
The following is the command that inspects the structure of a specified multi-module and generate a file ('setupFile.txt' or any other file name that the user defines) for multi-module analysis:
java -jar wss-unified-agent.jar -d <Path For The Main Module's Project Directory> -analyzeMultiModule setupfileName
The following message is displayed after the setup file was created successfully:
[INFO] <time_stamp>] - The multi-module analysis setup file was created successfully.
If any of the values were left blank, the following warning message is also displayed:
[WARN][<time_stamp>] - Analysis found multiple candidates for one or more appPath settings that are listed in the multi-module analysis setup file. Please review the setup file and set the appropriate appPath parameters.
In such cases, the 'appPath' value(s) must be entered manually. See the next section for more information on the AppPath parameter.
Setup File Structure & Contents
The following is the structure of the setup file contents:
DependencyManagerFilePath=<Path to the Dependency Manager file>
ProjectFolderPath1=<Path to the first file project folder>
AppPath1=<Path to the first file project application (e.g., Jar file>
defaultName1=<Default name of the first file project>
altName1=<Alternative name of the first file project>
ProjectFolderPath2=<Path to the second file project folder>
AppPath2=<Path to the second file project application (e.g., Jar file>
defaultName1=<Default name of the second file project>
altName1= <Alternative name of the second file project>
ProjectFolderPathN=<Path to the 'N' file project folder>
AppPathN=<Path to the 'N' file project application (e.g., jar file>
defaultNameN=<Default name of the 'N' file project>
altNameN= <Alternative name of the 'N' file project>
The file includes the following contents:
DependencyManagerFilePath: The path to the dependency manager file folder. The first line of the generated file includes this parameter and its value. There is only one instance of this parameter in the file and it recommended not to manually modify its value.
ProjectFolderPath<number of instance>: The folder name associated with a Project (e.g., c:\a\project\project1). Its value is automatically obtained based on analysis.
The setup file can include multiple instances of the ProjectFolderPath parameter. The parameter must be specified in an independent line and have a corresponding 'appPath' parameter specified in the subsequent line. It can be removed only if the corresponding 'appPath' is removed as well.
AppPath: The filename associated with a Project (e.g., c:\a\project\project1\tester.jar). The value is automatically obtained based on analysis.
There may be cases where the AppPath value is left blank, and in such cases, the value must be manually entered.
To prevent cases where inadvertently running multi-module WhiteSource Prioritize with duplicate Project name entries result in ignoring processes, the system includes these two parameters that, when manually entered, eliminate the scenario where multiple Projects have the same name. By default. both of these parameters have the value of the Project name.
defaultName: Default name of the file Project (editable)
altName: Alternative name of the file Project (editable)
In the above sample, 'AppPath2' and 'AppPath4' must be entered manually.
Downloading & Running the xModuleAnalyzer
The xModuleAnalyzer for WhiteSource Prioritize enables you to specify the .jar path of the Unified Agent, configuration file of the Unified Agent, and the relevant setup file that was created in the previous step.
The output analyzes each submodule listed in the multi-module setup file in a threshold mode display (also the default display status when no value is provided) or a dynamic mode display.
Downloading the xModuleAnalyzer
Refer here for the latest version of the xModuleAnalyzer:
Governs the allowed memory allocation for WhiteSource Prioritize.
[custom_val] : A value entered by the user (in GB)
DEFAULT(default): The value provided by WhiteSource
MAXIMIZE : Allocate all available memory for the new process (WhiteSource Prioritize will use the available memory as needed for all modules - not per module)
The value provided by WhiteSource
Specifies how WhiteSource Prioritizes codes will be handled.
This parameter governs the ability to ignore specified Prioritizes codes for analyzed modules.
all: xModuleAnalyzer will return 0 regardless of any codes returned by modules being analyzed
informational (default): xModuleAnalyzer will return 0 only if the codes returned by all modules being analyzed are either [EUA000] or of class Informational. Otherwise, the code returned will be -100.
none: xModuleAnalyzer will return 0 only if the codes returned by all modules being analyzed are [EUA000]. Otherwise the code returned will be -100.
<x.x.x> represents the latest version number of the specified Jar file.
Returned Codes for xModuleAnalyzer
xModuleAnalyzer can return the following codes:
(Success) 0: All multi-module analyses completed successfully (all modules returned [EUA000], or all codes were ignored based on a supported setting).
(Error) -100: Some modules were not analyzed successfully (one or more modules returned a non-[EUA000] code and codes were not ignored based on a supported setting).
(Failure) -200: It was not possible to successfully meet pre-conditions for xModuleAnalyzer.
Also, if one or more modules in a multi-module setting failed to run or complete (not due to an EUA-related error), a corresponding informational message will be returned by xModuleAnalyzer. Note that the returned xModuleAnalyzer code will not be influenced by the conditions leading to the message (e.g., a return code of 0 (success) will not change if one or more modules did not complete processing).
The message will be formatted as follows (it will be captured in the designated xModuleAnalyzer log - see Log Files):
The processing of the following modules did not complete:
Threshold Mode Display (Default)
In this mode, the screen display is only refreshed whenever analysis progress for each Project crosses a specified threshold (25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% thresholds), and only if a specified interval of one minute has elapsed. The following is a sample command for a threshold mode display command that stores the logs in the path 'C:\logs\':