GlassFish Load Balancer Plugin Loadbalancer.xml Not Reloaded Dynamically After Update (Doc ID 1450808.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle GlassFish Server - Version 8.2 to 9.1 [Release 8.2 to 9.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 24-Jan-2014***

Symptoms

Using iPlanet Web Server 6.x or 7.x, with the Sun Application Server 8.2 load balancer from patch 15 to 18 (See <Note: 1338783.1>), dynamically changing the load balancer configuration file (loadbalancer.xml) will not cause the load balancer configuration to take effect. The changes did not take effect as expected.

Getting a stack trace of the web server (on Solaris) with pstack shows the following

The above thread is the load balancer reconfiguration thread that is doing some "configChanged" but stuck waiting. As there is only one reconfiguration thread of control, any new loadbalancer.xml change will not take effect unless the above reconfiguration thread completes.

Cause

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