Spring3 Issue with java8

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Spring3 Issue with java8

Most common problem every one face during upgrading java to java8

Problem: All is well in your java spring3 web application, suddenly you start getting,







java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
at org.springframework.asm.ClassReader.(Unknown Source)
at org.springframework.asm.ClassReader.(Unknown Source)
at org.springframework.asm.ClassReader.(Unknown Source)
at org.springframework.core.type.classreading.SimpleMetadataReader.(SimpleMetadataReader.java:52)
at org.springframework.core.type.classreading.SimpleMetadataReaderFactory.getMetadataReader(SimpleMetadataReaderFactory.java:80)
at org.springframework.core.type.classreading.CachingMetadataReaderFactory.getMetadataReader(CachingMetadataReaderFactory.java:101)
at org.springframework.core.type.classreading.SimpleMetadataReaderFactory.getMetadataReader(SimpleMetadataReaderFactory.java:76)
at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassParser.getImports(ConfigurationClassParser.java:298)
at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassParser.getImports(ConfigurationClassParser.java:300)
at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassParser.getImports(ConfigurationClassParser.java:300)
at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassParser.doProcessConfigurationClass(ConfigurationClassParser.java:230)
at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassParser.processConfigurationClass(ConfigurationClassParser.java:153)
at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassParser.parse(ConfigurationClassParser.java:130)
at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassPostProcessor.processConfigBeanDefinitions(ConfigurationClassPostProcessor.java:285)
at org.springframework.context.annotation.ConfigurationClassPostProcessor.postProcessBeanDefinitionRegistry(ConfigurationClassPostProcessor.java:223)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.invokeBeanFactoryPostProcessors(AbstractApplicationContext.java:630)
at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.refresh(AbstractApplicationContext.java:461)
at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.configureAndRefreshWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:383)
at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoader.initWebApplicationContext(ContextLoader.java:283)
at org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener.contextInitialized(ContextLoaderListener.java:112)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.listenerStart(StandardContext.java:4961)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(StandardContext.java:5455)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$StartChild.call(ContainerBase.java:1559)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase$StartChild.call(ContainerBase.java:1549)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)


			




Solution:

This issue is due to update of java to java 8, Following are the solutions for the same,

  1. You still intend to use java8 then spring must be upgraded to 4 or
  2. Change back the version of java to java7.

Steps to change in eclipse,

  1. Right click on the project and goto properties.
  2. Select “Java Build Path”.
  3. Goto “Libraries” tab.
  4. Select JRE System Lib (sometimes the name will mislead, it will be showing java7 but internally it will be pointing to java8).
  5. Click on “Edit” button present on the right side.
  6. Select “Alternate JRE” and click on “Installed JRE”.
  7. Click on “Add” è “Standard VM”.
  8. Click on “Directory” and select the JRE7 home.
  9. An entry for jre7 will be present, check the check box present against jre7.
  10. Click “Ok”
  11. Click on “Finish”.
  12. Click “Ok” again.
  13. Click on “Project” menu and then “Clean”
  14. Wait till the build completes.

You are good with all now again.