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  1. Solr
  2. SOLR-13183

NullPointerException at o.a.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter.doFilter



    • Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • 9.0
    • None
    • None


      Requesting the following URL causes Solr to return an HTTP 500 error response:


      The error response seems to be caused by the following uncaught exception:

      	at org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter.doFilter(SolrDispatchFilter.java:403)
      	at org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter.doFilter(SolrDispatchFilter.java:340)
      	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1602)
      	at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doHandle(ServletHandler.java:540)
      	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.handle(ScopedHandler.java:146)
      	at org.eclipse.jetty.security.SecurityHandler.handle(SecurityHandler.java:548)

      Function SolrDisplatchFilter.doFilter(), line 403 calls methods forward() on a null pointer. The problem happens because ServletRequestWrapper.getRequestDispatcher(), line 338 returns null. And that happens because org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler.Context.getRequestDispatcher() returns a null pointer. This happens because org.eclipse.jetty.http.HttpURI.getDecodedPath() tries to decode the string /solr/films/schema/%, which is an invalid encoding.

      I don’t fully follow the logic of the code but it seems that the percent-encoding of the URL has first been decoded and then it’s being decoded again?

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      Steps to reproduce

      • Use a Linux machine.
      • Build commit ea2c8ba of Solr as described in the section below.
      • Build the films collection as described below.
      • Start the server using the command ./bin/solr start -f -p 8983 -s /tmp/home
      • Request the URL given in the bug description.

      Compiling the server

      git clone https://github.com/apache/lucene-solr
      cd lucene-solr
      git checkout ea2c8ba
      ant compile
      cd solr
      ant server

      Building the collection

      We followed Exercise 2 from the Solr Tutorial. The attached file (home.zip) gives the contents of folder /tmp/home that you will obtain by following the steps below:

      mkdir -p /tmp/home
      echo '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?><solr></solr>' > /tmp/home/solr.xml

      In one terminal start a Solr instance in foreground:

      ./bin/solr start -f -p 8983 -s /tmp/home

      In another terminal, create a collection of movies, with no shards and no replication, and initialize it:

      bin/solr create -c films
      curl -X POST -H 'Content-type:application/json' --data-binary '{"add-field": {"name":"name", "type":"text_general", "multiValued":false, "stored":true}}' http://localhost:8983/solr/films/schema
      curl -X POST -H 'Content-type:application/json' --data-binary '{"add-copy-field" : {"source":"*","dest":"_text_"}}' http://localhost:8983/solr/films/schema
      ./bin/post -c films example/films/films.json


        1. home.zip
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          Cesar Rodriguez



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            cesar.rodriguez Cesar Rodriguez
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