1 Reply Latest reply on May 6, 2013 7:17 PM by Guillermo L

    jboss AS 7.1.1 - ejb local interface reference from different application on same server fails

    Guillermo L Newbie


      I'm trying to create a reference to an ejb on a different application (ear) within the same server/jvm and get an error which appears to be classloading related but I do not know whether it is a server error or a development/deployment error. This is the layout of my project



          - lib

              - appB-interfaces.jar

          - ejbA.jar

          - webappA.war




         - lib

             - appB-interfaces.jar (referenced by appA and local app)

         - ejbB.jar

         - webappB.war


      B's interfaces and implementation are as the following:



          public interface MyLocalInterface{}



          public class MyEJBImplementation implements MyLocalInterface{}


      The component within project "A" is as the following:


      public class MyComponent {



          private MyLocalInterface myLocalInterface;


      When I try to run the application I get the following error:


          javax.ejb.EJBException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Can not set my.project.MyLocalInterface field MyComponent.myLocalInterface to my.project.MyLocalInterface$$$view2


      Even I originally tested this on jboss as 7.1.1 I also tried it on 7.1.3 and failed the same way...


      Any help/hint will be highly appreciated!


      It is worth to notice that if I try to access the bean using the remote interface it is working almost correctly... I can successfully get to B's code however I get an exception while marshaling DateTime from joda-time library:


      Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: object is not an instance of declaring class

                at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) [rt.jar:1.7.0_13]

                at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57) [rt.jar:1.7.0_13]

                at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) [rt.jar:1.7.0_13]

                at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:601) [rt.jar:1.7.0_13]

                at org.jboss.marshalling.reflect.SerializableClass.callReadResolve(SerializableClass.java:325)

                at org.jboss.marshalling.cloner.SerializingCloner.clone(SerializingCloner.java:260)

                at org.jboss.marshalling.cloner.SerializingCloner.clone(SerializingCloner.java:231)

                at org.jboss.marshalling.cloner.SerializingCloner.clone(SerializingCloner.java:135)

                at org.jboss.marshalling.cloner.SerializingCloner$StepObjectInput.doReadObject(SerializingCloner.java:738)

                at org.jboss.marshalling.AbstractObjectInput.readObject(AbstractObjectInput.java:37)

                at org.jboss.marshalling.MarshallerObjectInputStream.readObjectOverride(MarshallerObjectInputStream.java:57)

                at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputStream.java:363) [rt.jar:1.7.0_13]

                at org.joda.time.chrono.ISOChronology$Stub.readObject(ISOChronology.java:231) [joda-time-2.2.jar:2.2]


      Update: The last problem appears to be related and resolved on jboss 7.1.3 as per this jira issue: https://issues.jboss.org/browse/AS7-4984

        • 1. Re: jboss AS 7.1.1 - ejb local interface reference from different application on same server fails
          Guillermo L Newbie

          Digging into the issue and possible solutions, it appears that one cannot use interfaces from other applications unless one place them as modules within the app server. Since each application appears to be loaded from a different classloader I kind of get a class cast exception, except it is not exactly the exception thrown.


          I need to test this out (place/install interfaces project as jboss module) but it appears to be the most reasonable explanation for this issue however this kind of breaks or gets the installation process too complicated.


          If my theory is right; is there any clean way to do all this stuff?