3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2008 5:34 PM by Peter Johnson

    Cannot Load *any* class via reflection

    Ryan Delucchi Newbie

      My web application (which is deployed under JBoss) is throwing a lot of exceptions and they appear to all be instances where calls to java.lang.Class.forName() is failing.

      The current configuration I am using is actually quite simple: a single web-application deployed in a single WAR. And the only classes that the application is attempting to load resides within that WAR.

      I realize that the docs recommend the use of "Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader().loadClass(...)" instead of "Class.forName()" but this doesn't work either (and it seems odd that all the classes in the web application appear to be running just fine, yet none can be loaded via reflection).

      Extensive googling has turned up nothing that addresses this issue. Anyone have an idea? Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Cannot Load *any* class via reflection
          Peter Johnson Master

          Please post the code that is failing, and the exception stack trace.

          • 2. Re: Cannot Load *any* class via reflection
            Ryan Delucchi Newbie

            In the case where lines 53 and 54 of BaseWrapper.java are as follows:

            53: Class cls = Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader().loadClass("com.mobilesearch.wrapper.html.HTML");
            54: wrapper = (BaseWrapper)cls.newInstance();

            I get the following exception:

            java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: Could not initialize class com.mobilesearch.wrapper.html.HTML
            at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
            at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.java:39)
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:27)
            at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:513)
            at java.lang.Class.newInstance0(Class.java:355)
            at java.lang.Class.newInstance(Class.java:308)
            at com.mobilesearch.broker.BaseWrapper.getWrapper(BaseWrapper.java:54)
            at com.mobilesearch.broker.SearchEngine.initWrapperPool(SearchEngine.java:110)
            at com.mobilesearch.broker.SearchEngine.initController(SearchEngine.java:88)
            at com.mobilesearch.frontend.UIController.init(UIController.java:89)
            at javax.servlet.GenericServlet.init(GenericServlet.java:212)
            at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.loadServlet(StandardWrapper.java:1161)
            at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapper.load(StandardWrapper.java:981)
            at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.loadOnStartup(StandardContext.java:4071)
            at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.start(StandardContext.java:4375)
            at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:790)
            at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:770)
            at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:553)
            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.tomcat.util.modeler.BaseModelMBean.invoke(BaseModelMBean.java:296)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.RawDynamicInvoker.invoke(RawDynamicInvoker.java:164)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
            at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.init(StandardContext.java:5312)
            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.tomcat.util.modeler.BaseModelMBean.invoke(BaseModelMBean.java:296)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.RawDynamicInvoker.invoke(RawDynamicInvoker.java:164)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
            at org.jboss.web.tomcat.service.TomcatDeployer.performDeployInternal(TomcatDeployer.java:301)
            at org.jboss.web.tomcat.service.TomcatDeployer.performDeploy(TomcatDeployer.java:104)
            at org.jboss.web.AbstractWebDeployer.start(AbstractWebDeployer.java:375)
            at org.jboss.web.WebModule.startModule(WebModule.java:83)
            at org.jboss.web.WebModule.startService(WebModule.java:61)
            at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalStart(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:289)
            at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalLifecycle(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:245)
            at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor3.invoke(Unknown Source)
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
            at org.jboss.system.ServiceController$ServiceProxy.invoke(ServiceController.java:978)
            at $Proxy0.start(Unknown Source)
            at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.start(ServiceController.java:417)
            at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor9.invoke(Unknown Source)
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
            at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
            at $Proxy44.start(Unknown Source)
            at org.jboss.web.AbstractWebContainer.start(AbstractWebContainer.java:466)
            at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
            at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.DynamicInterceptor.invoke(DynamicInterceptor.java:97)
            at org.jboss.system.InterceptorServiceMBeanSupport.invokeNext(InterceptorServiceMBeanSupport.java:238)
            at org.jboss.wsf.container.jboss42.DeployerInterceptor.start(DeployerInterceptor.java:87)
            at org.jboss.deployment.SubDeployerInterceptorSupport$XMBeanInterceptor.start(SubDeployerInterceptorSupport.java:188)
            at org.jboss.deployment.SubDeployerInterceptor.invoke(SubDeployerInterceptor.java:95)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
            at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
            at $Proxy45.start(Unknown Source)
            at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:1025)
            at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:819)
            at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:782)
            at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor21.invoke(Unknown Source)
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
            at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
            at $Proxy9.deploy(Unknown Source)
            at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.deploy(URLDeploymentScanner.java:421)
            at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.URLDeploymentScanner.scan(URLDeploymentScanner.java:634)
            at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.AbstractDeploymentScanner$ScannerThread.doScan(AbstractDeploymentScanner.java:263)
            at org.jboss.deployment.scanner.AbstractDeploymentScanner.startService(AbstractDeploymentScanner.java:336)
            at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalStart(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:289)
            at org.jboss.system.ServiceMBeanSupport.jbossInternalLifecycle(ServiceMBeanSupport.java:245)
            at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor3.invoke(Unknown Source)
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
            at org.jboss.system.ServiceController$ServiceProxy.invoke(ServiceController.java:978)
            at $Proxy0.start(Unknown Source)
            at org.jboss.system.ServiceController.start(ServiceController.java:417)
            at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor9.invoke(Unknown Source)
            at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
            at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:86)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
            at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
            at $Proxy4.start(Unknown Source)
            at org.jboss.deployment.SARDeployer.start(SARDeployer.java:302)
            at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.start(MainDeployer.java:1025)
            at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:819)
            at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:782)
            at org.jboss.deployment.MainDeployer.deploy(MainDeployer.java:766)
            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.jboss.mx.interceptor.ReflectedDispatcher.invoke(ReflectedDispatcher.java:155)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.dispatch(Invocation.java:94)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.AbstractInterceptor.invoke(AbstractInterceptor.java:133)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
            at org.jboss.mx.interceptor.ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.invoke(ModelMBeanOperationInterceptor.java:142)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.Invocation.invoke(Invocation.java:88)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.AbstractMBeanInvoker.invoke(AbstractMBeanInvoker.java:264)
            at org.jboss.mx.server.MBeanServerImpl.invoke(MBeanServerImpl.java:659)
            at org.jboss.mx.util.MBeanProxyExt.invoke(MBeanProxyExt.java:210)
            at $Proxy5.deploy(Unknown Source)
            at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.doStart(ServerImpl.java:482)
            at org.jboss.system.server.ServerImpl.start(ServerImpl.java:362)
            at org.jboss.Main.boot(Main.java:200)
            at org.jboss.Main$1.run(Main.java:508)
            at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)


            And In the case where I use Class.forName(), I get a similar stack-trace (with the only difference being that the exception occurs immediately at the call of forName(), before we even get the opportunity to make the call to newInstance()).

            To make things more interesting: when I turn on UCL logging, I see that some classes in the com.mobilesearch package are being "black-listed". This appears to be happening only with ones within where code is being executed which brings me to the aspect of this whole situation that has me thoroughly confused: Why is it that all classes that are utilized in a static manner are working just fine yet those that are loaded dynamically via *any* loadClass() invocation (yes, I've tried all variations) would fail?

            thanks again.

            • 3. Re: Cannot Load *any* class via reflection
              Peter Johnson Master

              What version of JBossAS are you using? What JDK? What operating system?

              Your code appears to work fine for me on JBossAS 5.0 beta3 and on 4.2.2, using Sun JDK 1.5.0_14 running on Windows XP and Fedora 8.