Bug 56291

Summary: EnhancdedThrowableRender does not handle java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError's
Product: Log4j - Now in Jira Reporter: Steve <steve.harney>
Component: OtherAssignee: log4j-dev <log4j-dev>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: 1.2.17   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: Other   
OS: Linux   
Attachments: StackTrace.

Description Steve 2014-03-20 06:07:42 UTC
Created attachment 31414 [details]

We currently run an environment with Websphere 7.0 backends ( IBM 1.6 JDK ) and Tomcat 6 front ends ( Oracle 1.6 jdk) and we have just had a case where the backend has thrown an exception which has bubbled up to our web servers, and has been logged with the EnhancedThrowableRender. 

This has resulted in a java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError from the findClass method of the EnhancedThrowableRender,  as this is an Error rather than an Exception this has bypassed the catch Exception block of the doRenderMethod, so rather than defaulting back to the DefaultThrowableRender it has crashed the application. 

I would have expected that the doRenderMethod should be catching Throwable rather than Exception, or at least the NoClassDefFoundError.