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IllegalStateException and NullPointerException thrown by CompositeCacheManager

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: jcs-1.3
    • Fix Version/s: jcs-2.0-beta-1
    • Component/s: Composite Cache
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:
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      Description

      If a cache configuration file does not exist on the classpath, an IllegalStateException is thrown by JCS.getInstance. This is not mentioned in the javadoc, and because it's not expected, crashes the calling program. Preferably, this should be a checked exception of some sort to force the caller to deal with this issue (potentially continuing their program with the cache disabled), but should at least be documented.

      JCS.getInstance(cacheClassName)

      java.lang.IllegalStateException: Failed to load properties for name [/cache.ccf]
      at org.apache.jcs.engine.control.CompositeCacheManager.configure(CompositeCacheManager.java:239)
      at org.apache.jcs.engine.control.CompositeCacheManager.configure(CompositeCacheManager.java:191)
      at org.apache.jcs.engine.control.CompositeCacheManager.getInstance(CompositeCacheManager.java:119)
      at org.apache.jcs.JCS.ensureCacheManager(JCS.java:99)
      at org.apache.jcs.JCS.getInstance(JCS.java:64)
      at com.telstra.tdsdi.cache.CacheManager.configure(CacheManager.java:72)
      at com.telstra.tdsdi.cache.CacheManager.doWork(CacheManager.java:194)
      at com.telstra.common.supervisor.SupervisedThread.run(SupervisedThread.java:39)

      The next time that getInstance is called, and every time after that, JCS reacts differently - throwing a NullPointerException. This is inconsistent. Preferably, this should check to see whether the first 'configure' attempt was successful, and react accordingly. Optionally it could throw the same exception as the first call, or failing that, should at least be documented in the javadoc for this method.

      java.lang.NullPointerException
      at org.apache.jcs.config.OptionConverter.findAndSubst(OptionConverter.java:289)
      at org.apache.jcs.config.OptionConverter.instantiateByKey(OptionConverter.java:167)
      at org.apache.jcs.engine.control.CompositeCacheConfigurator.parseElementAttributes(CompositeCacheConfigurator.java:438)
      at org.apache.jcs.engine.control.CompositeCacheConfigurator.parseRegion(CompositeCacheConfigurator.java:304)
      at org.apache.jcs.engine.control.CompositeCacheConfigurator.parseRegion(CompositeCacheConfigurator.java:280)
      at org.apache.jcs.engine.control.CompositeCacheManager.getCache(CompositeCacheManager.java:445)
      at org.apache.jcs.engine.control.CompositeCacheManager.getCache(CompositeCacheManager.java:384)
      at org.apache.jcs.engine.control.CompositeCacheManager.getCache(CompositeCacheManager.java:371)
      at org.apache.jcs.JCS.getInstance(JCS.java:66)
      at com.telstra.tdsdi.cache.CacheManager.configure(CacheManager.java:72)
      at com.telstra.tdsdi.cache.CacheManager.doWork(CacheManager.java:194)
      at com.telstra.common.supervisor.SupervisedThread.run(SupervisedThread.java:39)

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            • Assignee:
              asmuts Aaron Smuts
              Reporter:
              liquidnuke Michael Jordan
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