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From "Uma Maheswara Rao G (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-7688) When a servlet filter throws an exception in init(..), the Jetty server failed silently.
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:23:45 GMT

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Uma Maheswara Rao G commented on HADOOP-7688:

Hi Nicholas,

 I am not very sure about JETTY internal behavior.
 From the tests what i understood is, when we start the HTTPServer, it is trying to start
all the contexts.
 For all the contexts it is invoking the Filter inits as well. 

 As per your expectation, if init throws any exception, we need to rethrow it. Here caller
will be the HTTPServer start method.
 Since JETTY internally handling that exceptions and failing the context startups, we may
not be able to get that exception out (i could not find the way).

 One way of getting the the failure status of contexts is, we can get the contexts and check
whether all contexts failed. if any of the context startup failed we can throw exception.
some thing like below
At the end of HttpServer start method.
  //This snippet is just for understanding the fix
   Handler[] handlers = webServer.getHandlers();
    for (int i = 0; i < handlers.length; i++) {
      if(false == handlers[i].isRunning()){
        throw new IOException("Problem starting http server");

This may leads to server (NN,JT,DN...) shutdown.

But here concern is, when we consider Jetty as standalone server with multiple hosted applications,
this solution doesn't fit.
And also consider a case where load on startup is false, this solution may not work again.

Please correct me if my understanding is incorrect.


> When a servlet filter throws an exception in init(..), the Jetty server failed silently.

> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-7688
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7688
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE
>            Assignee: Uma Maheswara Rao G
>         Attachments: filter-init-exception-test.patch, org.apache.hadoop.http.TestServletFilter-output.txt
> When a servlet filter throws a ServletException in init(..), the exception is logged
by Jetty but not re-throws to the caller.  As a result, the Jetty server failed silently.

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