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  1. CXF
  2. CXF-4094

Refreshing Spring application context leads to NPE

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.4, 2.5
    • Fix Version/s: 2.4.7, 2.5.3
    • Component/s: Bus
    • Labels:
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    • Estimated Complexity:
      Unknown

      Description

      I have a web application that uses Spring and CXF (currently 2.4.2 but I have reproduced this on 2.4.6 and 2.5.2 as well) and is deployed on Tomcat.

      The application is initialized using the org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener.

      Starting and shutting the application down works like a charm but if I try to refresh the Spring application context, using ((ConfigurableApplicationContext)applicationContext).refresh(); I run into problems.

      The application context first destroys all its beans (including CXFBusImpl, or rather its subclass SpringBus). SpringBus however calls ctx.close() on its application context - leading to a NullPointerException when the application context shortly after tries to close its bean factory:

      java.lang.NullPointerException 
          at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractRefreshableApplicationContext.closeBeanFactory(AbstractRefreshableApplicationContext.java:152) 
          at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractRefreshableApplicationContext.refreshBeanFactory(AbstractRefreshableApplicationContext.java:124) 
          at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.obtainFreshBeanFactory(AbstractApplicationContext.java:467) 
          at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:397)}}
      

      I think that SpringBus shouldn't call ctx.close() in destroyBeans(). I tried removing this row and rebuilding CXF myself which fixed the problem (and I couldn't detect any other problems starting or shutting down).

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              • Assignee:
                dkulp Daniel Kulp
                Reporter:
                jensborgland Jens Borgland
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