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From Charles Galpin <>
Subject Re: archive lib directory and 3rd party libraries (axis2/tomcat 6)
Date Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:23:17 GMT
Thanks Andreas

I added this to both services being loaded, rebuilt and ran, but no change.

The composite class loader was one of the options described in Amil's blog and as I understand
it, it is supposed to use both the TCCL and the service class loader. But I guess I still
don't understand the class loading because this jar is in all the places the class loaders
should be looking so I don't see how it matters which one it uses.

I also tried the "EnableChildFirstClassLoading" parameter as well but no help.


On Jan 25, 2010, at 1:53 PM, Andreas Veithen wrote:

> Try adding the following parameter on the service:
> <parameter name="ServiceTCCL" locked="false">composite</parameter>
> Andreas
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 18:22, Charles Galpin <> wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I am still running into problems with this.  I previously moved all the jars
>> I needed into the WEB-INF/lib directory and was able to continue working.
>> But as I add more services (more .aar files) I am now running into strange
>> unpredictable differences that I do not understand.
>> For example, I have two services packaged in their own .aar files and if
>> deployed independently they run just fine. Simply deploying both together
>> causes the second one loaded to have mysterious problems like a
>> java.sql.SQLException "no suitable driver found for jdbc:sqlserver://.."
>> when the sql3jdbc jar file is in both the .aar and WEB-INF/lib directory and
>> (and as I said works fine standalone).
>> Does anyone have any advice on how to get my services to run together
>> happily? Assume I am not concerned with isolating each service from each
>> other in terms of security.  I read on Amila's blog that some class loading
>> settings can be modified but it's not clear exactly what ramifications it
>> will have or if it will even help my problems.
>> I am not sure if this is causing my problems, but due to wanting to be able
>> to override the properties file in the .aar file when deployed in different
>> environments, in the service lifecycle init method I attempt to find the
>> properties file in the axis classpath before trying the .arr, using first
>> axisService.getClass().getClassLoader(0.gerResourceAsStream(propsFilename);
>> and if not found then using
>> this.getClass().getClassLoader(0.gerResourceAsStream(propsFilename);
>> Could this be messing up the class loading sequence, and if yes, how can I
>> achieve the same effect without using the axis class loader first?
>> thanks,
>> charles
>> On Dec 1, 2009, at 2:29 PM, Charles Galpin wrote:
>> Hi Sameera
>> Ok, this is starting to make a little more sense. I was not aware the
>> WebappClassLoader could not see classes in the .aar. Can this be changed?
>> I have access to the source of the client.corba.* packages, but they are
>> just calling org.omg.CORBA.ORB.init which is doing the class loading and
>> thats from rt.jar in the java distro afaik. The ORB loaded is a configurable
>> option which is why it uses the class loader.
>> Here is another exception stack you may find useful. I had run into this
>> problem as well as various other classes not loading a while ago and made a
>> few changes until getting my service working, and one of them was to pass
>> -Djava.library.path="%PATH%;blahblah" in on the commandline when starting
>> tomcat. Removing this changes the error to a perhaps little more revealing
>> message (after understanding about the TCCL limitation)
>> 13:38:58 ERROR- Error initializing CORBA ORB. Unexpected CORBA error.
>> org.omg.CORBA.INITIALIZE: can't instantiate default ORB implementation
>> org.jacorb.orb.ORB  vmcid: 0x0  minor code: 0  completed: No
>> 13:38:58 DEBUG- Stack trace: org.omg.CORBA.INITIALIZE: can't instantiate
>> default ORB implementation org.jacorb.orb.ORB  vmcid: 0x0  minor code: 0
>>  completed: No
>>         at org.omg.CORBA.ORB.create_impl(
>>         at org.omg.CORBA.ORB.init(
>>         at client.corba.BaseCORBAApp.initCORBA(
>>         at
>> client.corba.BaseCORBAService.startService(
>>         at
>> client.project.dcol.publish.corba.WebServiceDataCollectionService.webInit(
>>         at
>> client.project.dcol.GDPI.ServiceBase$
>>         at
>> Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.jacorb.orb.ORB
>>         at
>> org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(
>>         at
>> org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(
>>         at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(
>>         at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
>>         at java.lang.Class.forName(
>>         at org.omg.CORBA.ORB.create_impl(
>>         ... 6 more
>> 13:38:58 ERROR- Aborted due to startup failure.
>> Aborted due to startup failure: Error initializing CORBA ORB. Unexpected
>> CORBA error.
>> Is there any other way to work around this other than putting the libraries
>> in the axis2/WEB-INF/lib directory? To be clear I have other problems beside
>> this. A good example is we have a custom log4j appender we use which is in
>> Shared.jar. This cannot be found either unless it's in axis2/WEB-INF/lib but
>> your description explains that one too.
>> thanks,
>> charles
>> On Dec 1, 2009, at 1:28 PM, Sameera Jayasoma wrote:
>> Hi Charles
>> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 11:27 PM, Charles Galpin <> wrote:
>>> Hi Sameera
>>> Yes this is what is happening and what is expected. The
>>> org.omg.CosNotifyFilter.InvalidGrammar class is in jacorb.jar which is in
>>> the .aar lib directory. What am I missing? Are you saying it should not be
>>> in the thread context class loader?
>> The class BaseCORBAApp is trying to loadInvalidGrammar class from the TCCL
>> and in this scenario TCCL is set to the WebappClassLoader. Classes in your
>> aar lib folder cannot be seen by the WebappClassLoader. It can only see the
>> classes in axis2/WEB-INF/lib folder or in the application classpath
>> tomcat/lib. That is things work nicely when you put jacob.jar to
>> axis2/WEB-INF/lib.
>> Do you have access to sources of the classes in client.corba.* packages.
>> Thanks
>> sameera
>>> On Dec 1, 2009, at 12:47 PM, Sameera Jayasoma wrote:
>>>> It seems that "BaseCORBAApp" class is trying to load
>>>> "org.omg.CosNotifyFilter.InvalidGrammar" from the thread context class
>>>> loader. That is why you see following lines in the exception log.
>>>>  at
>>>> org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(
>>>>  at
>>>> org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(
>>>>  This is a usual practice of loading application libraries. If you have
>>>> access to the source code of client.corba classes, you can verify this.
>>>> Thanks
>>>> Sameera
>>> Thanks Olindo, but the first error (see the bottom of the trace) is
>>> java.lang.ClassNotFoundException which I believe is the root cause. I have
>>> checked and jacorb.jar is not in the path or classpath.
>>> On Dec 1, 2009, at 11:55 AM, Olindo Pindaro wrote:
>>>> The exception  isn't "ClassNotFound" but "NoClassDefFoundError", that in
>>>> my experience is caused by conflit in differente version of library present
>>>> in compiler path and classloaderpath.
>>> thanks,
>>> charles
>> --
>> Sameera Jayasoma
>> Software Engineer
>> WSO2 Inc.
>> Oxygenating the Web Service Platform.
>> blog:

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