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[CLJ-1157] Classes generated by gen-class aren't loadable from remote codebase for mis-implementation of static-initializer Created: 04/Feb/13  Updated: 31/Jul/15  Resolved: 31/Jul/15

Status: Closed
Project: Clojure
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: Release 1.4, Release 1.5, Release 1.6
Fix Version/s: Release 1.8

Type: Defect Priority: Minor
Reporter: Tsutomu Yano Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Completed Votes: 1
Labels: gen-class

Tested on Mac OS X 10.9.1 and Oracle JVM 1.7.0_51 with Clojure 1.6 master SNAPSHOT

Attachments: File 20140121_fix_classloader.diff     File clj-1157-v2.diff    
Patch: Code
Approval: Ok


When a genclass'ed object is serialized and sent to a remote system, the remote system throws an exception loading the object:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
        at java.io.ObjectStreamClass.hasStaticInitializer(Native Method)
        at java.io.ObjectStreamClass.computeDefaultSUID(ObjectStreamClass.java:1723)
        at java.io.ObjectStreamClass.access$100(ObjectStreamClass.java:69)
        at java.io.ObjectStreamClass$1.run(ObjectStreamClass.java:247)
        at java.io.ObjectStreamClass$1.run(ObjectStreamClass.java:245)
        at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
        at java.io.ObjectStreamClass.getSerialVersionUID(ObjectStreamClass.java:244)
        at java.io.ObjectStreamClass.initNonProxy(ObjectStreamClass.java:600)
        at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readNonProxyDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1601)
        at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readClassDesc(ObjectInputStream.java:1514)
        at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readOrdinaryObject(ObjectInputStream.java:1750)
        at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject0(ObjectInputStream.java:1347)
        at java.io.ObjectInputStream.readObject(ObjectInputStream.java:369)
        at sun.rmi.server.UnicastRef.unmarshalValue(UnicastRef.java:324)
        at sun.rmi.server.UnicastRef.invoke(UnicastRef.java:173)
        at java.rmi.server.RemoteObjectInvocationHandler.invokeRemoteMethod(RemoteObjectInvocationHandler.java:194)
        at java.rmi.server.RemoteObjectInvocationHandler.invoke(RemoteObjectInvocationHandler.java:148)
        at $Proxy0.getResult(Unknown Source)
        at client.SampleClient$_main.doInvoke(SampleClient.clj:12)
        at clojure.lang.RestFn.invoke(RestFn.java:397)
        at clojure.lang.AFn.applyToHelper(AFn.java:159)
        at clojure.lang.RestFn.applyTo(RestFn.java:132)
        at client.SampleClient.main(Unknown Source)
 Caused by: java.io.FileNotFoundException: Could not locate remoteserver/SampleInterfaceImpl__init.class or remoteserver/SampleInterfaceImpl.clj on classpath: 
        at clojure.lang.RT.load(RT.java:434)
        at clojure.lang.RT.load(RT.java:402)
        at clojure.core$load$fn__5039.invoke(core.clj:5520)
        at clojure.core$load.doInvoke(core.clj:5519)
        at clojure.lang.RestFn.invoke(RestFn.java:408)
        at clojure.lang.Var.invoke(Var.java:415)
        at remoteserver.SampleInterfaceImpl.<clinit>(Unknown Source)
        ... 23 more


// build
git clone git://github.com/tyano/clojure_genclass_fix.git
cd clojure_genclass_fix
sh build.sh
// start rmiregistry
rmiregistry -J-Djava.rmi.server.useCodebaseOnly=false &
// start server
cd remoteserver
sh start.sh
// Start client
cd ../client
sh start.sh


A gen-classed class (in this case, SampleInterfaceImpl.class) uses a static-initializer for loading SampleInterfaceImpl__init.class like:

    RT.var("clojure.core", "load").invoke("/remoteserver/SampleInterfaceImpl");

RT.load in default uses a context-classloader for loading __init.class but all classes depending on a gen-classed class must be loaded from the same classloader. In this case, RT.load must use a remote URLClassLoader which loads the main class.


Instead produce the equivalent of this in the static initializer:

    Var.pushThreadBindings(RT.map(new Object[] { Compiler.LOADER, SampleInterfaceImpl.class.getClassLoader() }));
    try {
        RT.var("clojure.core", "load").invoke("/remoteserver/SampleInterfaceImpl");

With this code, RT.load will uses a same classloader which load SampleInterfaceImpl.class.

Patch: clj-1157-v2.diff

Screened by:

Comment by Stuart Halloway [ 01/Mar/13 10:20 AM ]

This sounds reasonable, but anything touching classloaders must be considered very carefully.

Comment by Stuart Halloway [ 01/Mar/13 12:12 PM ]

It seems overly complex to have the patch do so much code generation. Why not implement a method that does this job, and have the generated code call that?

Comment by Andy Fingerhut [ 11/Jan/14 2:47 PM ]

Patch 20130204_fix_classloader.diff dated Feb 3, 2013 no longer applies cleanly as of the latest commits to Clojure master on Jan 11, 2014. The only conflict in applying the patch appears to be in the file src/jvm/clojure/asm/commons/GeneratorAdapter.java. This is probably due to the commit for ticket CLJ-713 that was committed today, updating the ASM library.

Comment by Tsutomu Yano [ 21/Jan/14 3:01 AM ]

I put a new patch applicable on the latest master branch.
This new patch is simpler and robust because the code-generation becomes very simple. Now It just call a method implemented with Java.

And I fixed my sample program and the 'HOW TO REPRODUCT THIS ISSUE' section of this ticket, because old description is not runnable on newest JVM. It is because the specification of remote method call of the newest JVM was changed from the old one. In the newest JVM, we need a 'java.rmi.server.useCodebaseOnly=false' option for making the behavior of remote call same as old one.
pull the newest sample.

Comment by Alex Miller [ 25/Sep/14 10:16 AM ]

Added almost the same patch that does not have whitespace error.

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