11 May 2012

Filtering Classloading Failing With "ServletException: Servlet class: does not implement javax.servlet.Servlet"


In Oracle Weblogic Server 12.1.1.0

Symptoms

When having a POJO with @WebService annotation and the following is been thrown by WLS:

javax.servlet.ServletException: Servlet class: 'TestWS' does not implement javax.servlet.Servlet
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletInitAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:292)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper$ServletInitAction.run(StubSecurityHelper.java:250)
at weblogic.security.acl.internal.AuthenticatedSubject.doAs(AuthenticatedSubject.java:321)
at weblogic.security.service.SecurityManager.runAs(SecurityManager.java:120)
at weblogic.servlet.provider.WlsSubjectHandle.run(WlsSubjectHandle.java:57)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.initServletInstance(StubSecurityHelper.java:94)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubSecurityHelper.createServlet(StubSecurityHelper.java:82)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubLifecycleHelper.createOneInstance(StubLifecycleHelper.java:74)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubLifecycleHelper.(StubLifecycleHelper.java:60)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.StubLifecycleHelper.(StubLifecycleHelper.java:34)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.initStubLifecycleHelper(ServletStubImpl.java:638)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.ServletStubImpl.prepareServlet(ServletStubImpl.java:579)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.preloadServlet(WebAppServletContext.java:1874)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.loadServletsOnStartup(WebAppServletContext.java:1848)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.preloadResources(WebAppServletContext.java:1738)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppServletContext.start(WebAppServletContext.java:2740)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.startContexts(WebAppModule.java:1704)
at weblogic.servlet.internal.WebAppModule.start(WebAppModule.java:781)
...


Cause

This occurs when classloading filtering is being used for the packages java.* or javax.*

Although this was common in 10.3.x, this is no longer supported since 12.1.1

i.e.:

<prefer-application-packages>
<package-name>javax.jws.*</package-name>
<package-name>javax.xml.ws.*</package-name>
<package-name>javax.annotation.*</package-name>
</prefer-application-packages>

Solution

remove the following tags from weblogic-application.xml and redeploy the application again:

i.e.:

<package-name>javax.jws.*</package-name>
<package-name>javax.xml.ws.*</package-name>
<package-name>javax.annotation.*</package-name>
 
References

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E24329_01/web.1211/e24368/classloading.htm#i1097253

10 May 2012

WebLogic Startup Mode: DEV v/s PROD

It is known that several features changes between development or production startup mode on WebLogic Server.

There is an interesting post at Frank Munz blog about it.

Until now, I have suggested about resource-reload-check-secs, webservice test client & CAT.

Probably still there are some features missing, so everybody is invited to comment.

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