7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2002 8:10 AM by Annegret Sternagel

    ClassCastException $Proxy41

    james otta Newbie

      Hi, Has anyone seen this before "ClassCastException $Proxy41" ?
      What I did is that ejbhandle is got from my ejb RemoteObject and is saved in the httpsession.
      Later on, this handle is used to retrieved the ejb
      remote object, I got a ClassCastException $Proxy41.
      Following is the what happened:

      MyRemoteObject is created.
      Handle handle=MyRemoteObject .getHandle();
      this handle is saved in httpsession.
      later on,
      handle is retrieved from httpsession.
      and I do the following cast
      MyRemoteObject myobj= (MyRemoteObject)handle.getEJBObject();
      the exception was thrown.



        • 1. Re: ClassCastException $Proxy41
          Marius Kotsbak Newbie

          Yes. I found a workaround on the dev-list, by setting the classloader before lookup,
          but it should be fixed.

          • 2. Re: ClassCastException $Proxy41
            dennis Newbie


            I'have kind off the same problem with any cast to a home or remote object i get exceptions like this all the time:

            java.lang.ClassCastException: $Proxy3
            at den.ejbdom.client.EJBDomSessionClient.(EJBDomSessionClient.java:24)
            at den.ejbdom.test.EJBDomTEST.testUNK_with_no_valid_tpn_tpe(EJBDomTEST.java:25)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
            at junit.framework.TestCase.runTest(TestCase.java:166)
            at junit.framework.TestCase.runBare(TestCase.java:140)
            at junit.framework.TestResult$1.protect(TestResult.java:106)
            at junit.framework.TestResult.runProtected(TestResult.java:124)
            at junit.framework.TestResult.run(TestResult.java:109)
            at junit.framework.TestCase.run(TestCase.java:131)
            at junit.framework.TestSuite.runTest(TestSuite.java:173)
            at junit.framework.TestSuite.run(TestSuite.java:168)
            at junit.swingui.TestRunner$17.run(TestRunner.java:644)

            i don't really understand about setting the classloader before lookup, what am i supposed to set ?


            • 3. Re: ClassCastException $Proxy41
              dennis Newbie

              oops that last one was just for junit swingui. but the problem still remains for entity beans. I get the cast exception at create(somekey) but the records are written into the database so everything seems to be fine if it wasn't for the stacktrace??

              • 4. Re: ClassCastException $Proxy41
                james otta Newbie

                I am using JBoss-2.4.3_Tomcat-3.2.3.
                could you give specific detail on how to set class loader?


                • 5. Re: ClassCastException $Proxy41
                  Marius Kotsbak Newbie

                  This is what I did:

                  // FIX because of bug i JBOSS
                  ClassLoader oldClass = Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader();

                  Properties prop = new Properties();
                  prop.setProperty("java.naming.factory.initial", "org.jnp.interfaces.NamingContextFactory" );
                  prop.setProperty("java.naming.provider.url", "" );

                  try {
                  InitialContext ctx = new InitialContext( prop );
                  Object o = ctx.lookup("something");
                  RegistrarHome regHome = (RegistrarHome) PortableRemoteObject.narrow( o, RegistrarHome.class );
                  Registrar registrar = regHome.create();
                  return registrar;
                  finally {

                  It removed this problem (but I think you have to do it on
                  all lookups.....) and introduced this bug:

                  so I ended up going back to jboss alpha from Jan 16 (08.30 AM), which works with this patch:

                  • 6. Re: ClassCastException $Proxy41
                    Marius Kotsbak Newbie

                    Forgot to say that I encountered this problem on the new jboss 3.0 beta.


                    • 7. Re: ClassCastException $Proxy41
                      Annegret Sternagel Newbie

                      I encountered a similar problem (jboss 2.4.3) after bean passivation when I stored a reference to a Stateful SessionBean in another Stateful SessionBean and posted it to the jboss userlist on January 17. 2002. But I didn't get a satisfactory answer:

                      > Hello,
                      > I want to store references to stateful sessionbeans in a
                      > Hashtable of a
                      > stateful sessionbean.
                      > I tried to store the beanhandle and got a weird behavior:
                      > The classname of the stored objects has been
                      > 'org.jboss.ejb.plugins.jrmp.interfaces.StatefulHandleImpl'.
                      > When I get the object from the Hashtable normally the
                      > classname is correct,
                      > but when the bean has been passivated and activated the
                      > classname has been
                      > something like '$Proxy3'
                      > and I get a ClassCastException on the cast to a Handle.
                      > I know the classname of the bean references in jboss is
                      > somthing like $Proxy
                      > (to see sometimes in Exception printStackTrace ...). It looks
                      > like that
                      > through passivation / activation the handles have been restored to the
                      > remoteinterfaces of the beans ....
                      > What's going on here ?
                      > How should I store bean references: as remoteinterface or handle ?
                      > Annegret

                      I attach a zip-file with code, jar and server.log of a simple sample.