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PathMatchingResourcePatternResolver provides duplicate resources with relative URL [SPR-14934] #19501

spring-projects-issues opened this issue Nov 22, 2016 · 1 comment


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Stéphane Nicoll opened SPR-14934 and commented

This is a regression introduced by #18260

PathMatchingResourcePatternResolver#doFindAllClassPathResources first gets the path returned by the LaunchedUrlClassLoader which will add the URLs of all nested jar + the URL of BOOT-INF-classes, something like URL [jar:file:/Users/snicoll/workspace/pivotal/spring-framework-issues/SPR-13685/target/SPR-13685-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar!/BOOT-INF/classes!/]

Because we need to get all XML files from the root (path is the empty string) we also invoke addAllClassLoaderJarRoots which works recursively as follow:

  • does not add anything with LaunchedUrlClassLoader
  • with classLoader.getSystemClassLoader() adds URL [jar:file:/Users/snicoll/workspace/pivotal/spring-framework-issues/SPR-13685/target/SPR-13685-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar!/]
  • with its parent (AppClassLoader) adds URL [jar:file:SPR-13685-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar!/] via addClassPathManifestEntries. It also adds a bunch of entries from JDK jars
  • does not add anything with ExtClassLoader

So we have the following entries for the candidate location:


So, for the same a.xml at the root of the classpath in src/main/resources we end up with the following candidates:


At this point I can only guess that each entry match each candidate in the list above (in that order). it isn't obvious how the second one lead to a lookup in BOOT-INF/classes though but given that a ! is missing in the second case, it's an indication it may come from that faulty URL.

A repro project is available

Affects: 4.3 GA

Issue Links:

  • #18260 PathMatchingResourcePatternResolver does not consider manifest based classpaths
  • #19503 PathMatchingResourcePatternResolver finds duplicate resources for executable jars but not for executable wars
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