Bug 51586 - ContextConfig.checkHandlesTypes() doesn't check for VerifyError when loading class
ContextConfig.checkHandlesTypes() doesn't check for VerifyError when loading ...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: Tomcat 7
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Catalina
7.0.19
PC All
: P2 normal (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Tomcat Developers Mailing List
:
Depends on:
Blocks:
  Show dependency tree
 
Reported: 2011-07-29 19:25 UTC by Mike Youngstrom
Modified: 2011-07-31 17:10 UTC (History)
0 users



Attachments

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Mike Youngstrom 2011-07-29 19:25:49 UTC
I've recently upgraded to Tomcat 7 and used to run with metadata-complete="true" in my web.xml.  With Servlet 3 I decided I'd try some of the annotation features.  When I turned off metadata-complete I got a VerifyError trying to load one of my classes.  This class is meant to only work on Tomcat 6 so the fact Tomcat 7 cannot load this class is expected.  What is not expected is that Tomcat 7 doesn't just ignore the error and continue scanning for annotations.  Looking in ContextConfig.checkHandlesTypes() I checks for virtually every type of loading failure except VerifyError.  Perhaps VerifyError should be added to this list?

java.lang.VerifyError: class org.lds.stack.tomcat.decrypt.DecryptingStandardContext overrides final method start.()V
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(ClassLoader.java:631)
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:615)
	at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:141)
	at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:283)
	at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(URLClassLoader.java:58)
	at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:197)
	at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
	at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:190)
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:306)
	at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:247)
	at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
	at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:247)
	at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1665)
	at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1523)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.checkHandlesTypes(ContextConfig.java:2006)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.processAnnotationsStream(ContextConfig.java:1969)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.processAnnotationsJar(ContextConfig.java:1858)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.processAnnotationsUrl(ContextConfig.java:1826)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.processAnnotations(ContextConfig.java:1812)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.webConfig(ContextConfig.java:1306)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.configureStart(ContextConfig.java:896)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.lifecycleEvent(ContextConfig.java:322)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:119)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleBase.java:89)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(StandardContext.java:5103)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:145)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:812)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:787)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:607)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDescriptor(HostConfig.java:633)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployDescriptors(HostConfig.java:558)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployApps(HostConfig.java:468)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.start(HostConfig.java:1322)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.lifecycleEvent(HostConfig.java:311)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:119)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleBase.java:89)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.setStateInternal(LifecycleBase.java:379)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.setState(LifecycleBase.java:324)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.startInternal(ContainerBase.java:1041)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.startInternal(StandardHost.java:774)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:145)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.startInternal(ContainerBase.java:1033)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine.startInternal(StandardEngine.java:291)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:145)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService.startInternal(StandardService.java:443)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:145)
	at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardServer.startInternal(StandardServer.java:727)
	at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:145)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start(Catalina.java:621)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:322)
	at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:450)
Comment 1 Mark Thomas 2011-07-31 17:10:48 UTC
Thanks for the report. I expanded the exception handle most eventualities. If an unhandled exception happens now, the Tomcat instance will have much bigger problems than a failed annotation scan (and is probably on its way to crashing).

The fix is in 7.0.x and will be included in 7.0.20 onwards.