Maven Surefire
  1. Maven Surefire
  2. SUREFIRE-848

NPE in org.apache.maven.plugin.surefire.report.AbstractTextReporter

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      The combination Surefire/JUnit 4 causes a NullPointerException in org.apache.maven.plugin.surefire.report.AbstractTextReporter if one has a RunListener configured which (for whatever reason) throws an exception in its #testRunStarted(Description) method.

      I have attached a dummy project; run `mvn test` to see the problem. The cause of this issue is that AbstractTextReporter initializes its testResults field when AbstractTextReporter#testSetStarting(ReportEntry) is called, which (it seems) doesn't happen until JUnit invokes RunNotifier#fireTestStarted(Description). This is too late, because an exception during the invocation of RunNotifier#fireTestRunStarted(Description) causes AbstractTextReporter#testError(ReportEntry, String, String) to be invoked. The result is an NPE on line 103.

      Stacktrace:

      Exception in thread "ThreadedStreamConsumer" java.lang.NullPointerException
      	at org.apache.maven.plugin.surefire.report.AbstractTextReporter.testError(AbstractTextReporter.java:103)
      	at org.apache.maven.plugin.surefire.report.MulticastingReporter.testError(MulticastingReporter.java:87)
      	at org.apache.maven.plugin.surefire.report.TestSetRunListener.testError(TestSetRunListener.java:150)
      	at org.apache.maven.plugin.surefire.booterclient.output.ForkClient.consumeLine(ForkClient.java:115)
      	at org.apache.maven.plugin.surefire.booterclient.output.ThreadedStreamConsumer$Pumper.run(ThreadedStreamConsumer.java:67)
      	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:619)
      

      Note that this issue seems to have been the root cause of SUREFIRE-157; the last comment to that ticket also pointed to the late initialisation of the testResults field.

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          • Assignee:
            Kristian Rosenvold
            Reporter:
            Stephan Schroevers
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