Thanks mark. We aren’t using delegation, but even with delegation classes directory are looked up first in the order.
Tomcat version 8.5.32. Thanks, On Wed, 29 Aug 2018 at 19:31, Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org> wrote: > On 29/08/18 19:09, M. Manna wrote: > > Hello, > > > > I am not sure if this is a bug or something specific to our > implementation, > > so wanted to share that with others. Please forgive my idiocy. > > > > We took a verbose classloading on Windows and it loaded two classes from > > two different locations. > > > > 1) *SomeUtils*.class from *com.my.package.name < > http://com.my.package.name>* > > - placed in WEB-INF/classes > > 2) *SomeOtherUtils*.class from *com.my.package.name > > <http://com.my.package.name>* - placed in myjar.jar in WEB-INF/lib > > > > In Windows, we can load the SomeUtils.class from the "classes" directory > > (correct) and SomeOtherUtils.class from jar (in lib directory, also > > correct). The class *SomeUtils *exist in *both **lib *and *classes*. but > as > > per documentation, webapp loader will load things from classes dir first, > > and then lib. And it won't load the same class from *lib *if found in > *classes > > *first. And it also honours the contract "Child loader must not load same > > class loaded by parent". So identical package name isn't a problem. > > > > When we deployed in Linux, it didn't quite happen. We saw that "lib" was > > always looked up first. We understand that SomeUtils.class duplicated in > > both lib and classes is not a "Good" practice. But what we don't > understand > > is why webapp classloader isn't searching classes directory and finding > it > > first? Is there something fundamentally different when it comes to Linux > > e.g. ordering/searching which is out of tomcat's control? > > > > We don't have the verbose log from Linux yet, but meanwhile any info is > > helpful. > > Tomcat version? > > WEB-INF/classes should always be searched before WEB-INF/lib by default > but there are ways to configure the resources implementation to modify > the search order. > > Mark > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: users-unsubscr...@tomcat.apache.org > For additional commands, e-mail: users-h...@tomcat.apache.org > >