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Exception Handler methods do not receive the original exception as argument [SPR-15701] #20258

spring-projects-issues opened this issue Jun 24, 2017 · 1 comment


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Doron Gold opened SPR-15701 and commented

In WebFlux, methods annotated with @ExceptionHandler (either in Controllers or in a class annotated with @ControllerAdvice) should be able to receive the thrown exception as an argument.
However, if the exception has a cause, only the cause exception is passed to InvocableHandlerMethod#invoke.
In case the exception handler method declares as parameter a specific exception type, when that exception is thrown (assuming it has a non-null cause) the exception handler fails to invoke with the following error:

java.lang.IllegalStateException: No suitable resolver for argument 0 of type 'org.springframework.issues.errorhandling.CustomException' on public java.lang.String org.springframework.issues.errorhandling.HelloController.handleCustomException(org.springframework.issues.errorhandling.CustomException)

How to Reproduce

See the attached link to a reproduction project

Controller code from that project:

public class HelloController {

    public static final String ERROR_MSG = "An error occurred!";

    public String hello() {
        final NestedException nested = new NestedException("nested");
        throw new CustomException("outer", nested);

    public String handleCustomException(final CustomException e) {
        return ERROR_MSG;

Invoke the error handler by sending the following HTTP request: http://localhost:8080/hello

Notice that in web-mvc the exact same code works fine.
This can be confirmed by changing the following gradle dependency:
to: compile("org.springframework.boot:spring-boot-starter-web")

Affects: 5.0 RC2

Reference URL: spring-projects/spring-framework-issues#158

Referenced from: commits a6d616d

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